It’s a riot. Almost at par with The Undomestic Goddess.
Some of us do not have the ability to display emotions as easily as others. But does that make the feelings any less real?
There are so many people who cannot show emotions and feelings very easily. Many times they are misinterpreted as being cold or unfeeling and pay the consequences when, all the while, they just want to be open and expressive like everyone else.
They just can’t.
Nice perlude to this poem.
Friend: B called.
Friend: She’s celebrating her son’s birthday.
Me: Is it? Good lah.
Friend: She’s thinking whether she should invite you.
Friend: She said you have done a lot of things for her.
Me: What things? She’s hardly a friend to me. She’s your friend, to be precise.
Friend: You went for her engagement, bought gifts for her wedding and visited her during her confinement.
Me: That’s because it’s common courtesy to do so when one is invited.
If you think the conversation ends there, well you are wrong.
Friend: She’s feeling sorry to see you doing all this but she is not doing anything in return for you. If you are married, she would not feel as uncomfortable. All of us are married.
Me: If B is that soft hearted, then she should not have married before her elder sister did. If there’s anybody she should feel sorry for, then it has to be for her sister. Ask her to look into her own house first. And B is very rude to pass such a comment about me when I hardly see her as a good friend. Not that good friends are allowed to make such statements. No. good friends DO NOT make such statements in the first place. Are you a sadist? B makes a stupid statement and you shameless come and convey the same to me! It’s a deliberate act, isn’t it? You sick bitch!
No. I did not say it all. I stopped right after the third sentence. Would have felt great if only I did. But I did not. Shame on me.
Acknowledge your past (your own, family, ancestral, community etc)
It only adds more colour and character to your life and personal being.
That it includes not shying away from the bad & the ugly.
Show the world that you have moved on and that you have advanced positively.
The more you shy away, whitewash your past, ignorant and in denial, the more insecure you get. And that becomes the basis of being stepped on. If it’s not insecurity, it’s anger. If it’s anger, you retaliate at the slightest provocation.
It’s a vicious cycle-only if you do not accept the truth.