They say age is a disease and can be prevented but isn’t life and age the same thing? You can’t live life without ageing nor can you age without adding new pages to the journey called life.
Anyway, I haven’t come back to my blog after 1562 days to blog about life or age.
I had a strange encounter with an old friend today. I used to know him better and it did feel a little unfamiliar finding him again but that happens right? Priorities change, situations change and so do people.
I was idle and I started wondering.
We all have encounters with ourselves. Do you ever think sometimes about yourself? In your head, do you ever wonder who YOU really are?
It’s true that every person believes they know who they really are. Or who they think they really are. You could call it an alter-ego, a ‘dark passenger‘ or whatever you want. But it’s there. Some say it’s a mental projection of who you want to be, who you are afraid to be or maybe even who you are expected to be. But no denying it exists.
Sometimes, when I am not a part of the rat race I have grown up believing is life, I meet my alter-ego, I just call him ‘myself’. Everytime I meet myself, he is different. Sometimes he makes me feel better, sometimes worse but everytime – like I am not being true to myself.
The thing is, I get to meet myself only when I am alone. He only meets me when I am thinking of nothing else. He just walks in quitly and sits there and once again I start trying to figure him out. I think I understand him pretty well but there are still some surprises, and disappointments.
Maybe, that’s how this relationship is meant to be?
Anyway, inspiration my old friend. Thank you for seeing me today. Hope to see you soon and finding you where I least expect you to be hiding.
I am sitting in Mangalore right now, with pretty much nothing to do. The WiFi is not working and the TV is not interesting. The window with a view to the street will have to do today: