“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


well-worn path

which I

trudged once?

Why do I then

find this


difficult and the re-tracing of



Where are the


I left behind and

whose voyage

am I undertaking?

I think now I


where I would like to go

but your

destination is


there must be something


in the way I look

at things and the way

we look at



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?

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