22
Jan
16

Quandary

“They say that there are moments that open up your life like a walnut cracked, that change your point of view so that you never look at things the same way again.” – Jodi Picoult

It has been a tough couple of months with alienated alliances manifesting and skeletons tumbling out of various proverbial cupboards! Or is it that I chose not to acknowledge these alliances and not open these cubbyholes?

“…..truth will out!” as Launcelot Gobbo said. But the truth was always known to me (was it?), so why the anguish? Is it because nobody else seems to be bothered about it?

There is a wonderful anonymous quote, “Sometimes it’s not the people who change; it’s the mask that falls off.” When this happens, does one look at the mask or the face that has been exposed? What do you do with the fallen mask? What do you do with the exposed face? Is it really an exposed face or simply another mask? Do you wait for the mask to be picked-up? Do you want the mask to be picked-up? By whom? Should the face be covered again? Whose?

Is it your mask and face? Or mine!

I guess I need some more time to be able to express in the manner I want to. Perchance not to express in any manner at all…………….except,

Isn’t this the same

age-old terrain

on which I have

travelled earlier?

Isn’t this the

same

well-worn path

which I

trudged once?

Why do I then

find this

journey

difficult and the re-tracing of

steps

impossible?

Where are the

footprints

I left behind and

whose voyage

am I undertaking?

I think now I

know

where I would like to go

but your

destination is

elsewhere…….so,

there must be something

different

in the way I look

at things and the way

we look at

happenings.

 


2 Responses to “Quandary”


  1. 1 Aakshi
    January 22, 2016 at 9:01 am

    (Just thinking out loud 🙂
    “Is it your mask and face ? Or mine?”
    Or maybe it’s ours.
    Manyatimes we feel encouraged to wear a certain mask because we have company. We wear it ‘together’. And if a certain event or emotion takes it off it is followed by a realization of how that mask has changed our independent lives..(that’s all okay). But the difficult question that haunts and excites us is:
    Which one of is responsible? Who put on that mask first?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 101 other followers

January 2016
M T W T F S S
« Dec   Feb »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

%d bloggers like this: