Unlike Orange Nose moments, which tend to be transitory, Orange noses are those things that make us different in a more permanent way. They can lead to Orange Nose moments.
For example, being a 6'2" (186 cm) woman, is my Orange Nose. I can't change it and it affects my life on a daily basis, causing me to feel like I am different.
It can lead to Orange Nose moments, like the time a friend wanted me to be on their volleyball team, without realizing I don't have an ounce of athletic talent.
Sharing your Orange Nose might help someone feel less alone, inspire another human being, or even...save a life.
A wandering eye, a missing arm, a deformed leg, being too tall or too short, breasts that are too big or too small, too much brawn, not enough brawn, a brain that works too well or not well enough, skin that looks different.
Learning disorders, depression, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorders; being overly friendly or not friendly enough, agoraphobia, OCD, eating disorders, social or other anxieties.
Diabetes, a congenital heart condition, a rare disease, asthma, speech impediment, vision impairment, hearing impairment.
Physical, emotional or sexual abuse, surviving a natural disaster or an accident, the sudden death of a loved one, experiencing war, terrorism, captivity or incarceration
suffering the effects of poverty, lack of education, no access to medical treatment, or, on the other end of the spectrum, being so privileged that you have no idea of who you are or live in a gilded cage.
Having a foreign accent, being outside social norms of sexuality or dress or status or education or ability or .... the list goes on.