Saturday, June 28, 2014

We are all onions here

One look at a person and you barely see anything. Sure, you see the person's physical appearance. But you are missing out on so much! You don't see the layers, the plots, the subplots. You don't realize there might be unreliable narrators narrating the story of his life. A light to someone's life and yet a tyrant to some! The characters keep changing their course of action landing them in more trouble than needed. One moment the protagonist, can soon change to a mere extra, looking helplessly into another scene. He might not always be able to save the day like a superhero.There is no script. It's all an improv out there. Happy endings might not always happen. Heart breaks may not be mended. Yet, there might be days when he feels like he is the king of the world. Listen closely and you might even hear the soundtrack of his life! But who has the time to pause and look into another person's life. His victories and tribulations: all his own.
So many sublayers to one's life. You don't see any of that standing 5 feet away from the guy. All you see is a guy with a forgettable face delivering your pizza on a Thursday night. All he sees is a miserable and lonely you, too lazy to cook and who paid him a tip way too less for the effort he put in.

Layers: Nobody sees them.You are lost in them, alone.
-Anisha
                                                                                           

10 comments:

  1. Gosh! You have described the layers of a person so well! What a beautiful post, Anisha :)

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  2. It is but sadly true! Thank you for writing this thought-stirring post.

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  3. All too true. I get reminded of this on a daily basis because of a beautiful page on Facebook, called Humans of New York. Do you follow it?

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  4. If only we'd start seeing beneath the skin. If only we start trying to know what lies under the surface.

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  5. Thank you for writing this - we all need such a reminder.

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  6. This is so true. You never truly know their story, their layers, their very being. So deep and true this was. Now I am imagining Morgan Freeman narrating the story of my life :P

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  7. We all are onions indeed. Then someone comes along and starts peeling those layers.

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  8. Totally agree with this. However, I do enjoy people gazing, from time to time. I try to imagine their stories, their past, what their life would have been like etc. Sounds creepy, I know.

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  9. Deep. Especially when I'm probably in the exact situation as you were when you wrote this (peeling layers after layers of people around me, but still succumb to knowing them)

    Hi! By the way, I'm Tania. I think I have been following you for long, but just never had the time to read your blog. Now onwards, I will :)

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Make me a happy bunny, would ya? :D