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Thursday, 14 February 2013

Hide n' Seek


At times we are the ones that seclude ourselves, wanting to submerge in the background, to the resultant hum of everything from the past. It feels so safe, so reassuring to have those hours to ourselves. When we shut off our phones, break contact with the world, all in search of a little peace. And when at last we emerge, there are endless questions about how and where we’ve been, the chatter about everything we’ve missed. We feign sadness then but in our heart, we sigh a grateful sigh. These are the games we play with people, of occasional hide and seek from life.

And then there are these very games that are played by life on us. When in the most focused times of our lives we are forgotten by people. We fall in the blurry background, among other things, wanting to be noticed but failing. When we are expelled from life, and nobody takes notice, when life’s just a slow walk, and you crave for a little interaction. Those are the times that leave you wondering that do you really do a lot more than you should?

When life throws you back in the cycle of life, there are no questions, no nothing. You were not missed, but you were gone.

-Momina.

25 comments:

  1. I sometimes take myself away from the world, and no one ever wonders where I am or what I've been up to. Though I suppose if I was to take an unannounced blogging hiatus, people would wonder.

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    1. They would, your 'a post for daily' scheme make sures you have an interaction with those who read your blog, daily!

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  2. I like your posts ... they hint at life's reality in a delicate way ... beautiful !!!

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  3. We all experienced that. After emerging from this dilemma and feeling worthless, I slowly realized I had no options but to live.. live things the way they are.
    Life I suppose entrap us every second.

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    1. It does, it always gets more complicated and decieves us. We keep thinking that we might just get it once we grow up. We don't.

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  4. "You were not missed but you were gone." Excellent.

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  5. You were not missed, but you were gone. - So damn true. I could relate to this post so well. Off late I have been wondering all this, and surprisingly, the excitement and expectations that used to spring when you knew somebody cares for you, somebody loves you for the way you are, now seem to have neutral effect. Maybe coz inside the 'gone' word lingers - on both side?

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    1. I guess so, that can be one aspect to it. But I don't suppose you can blame people for it because life keeps you in such a blur.

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  6. The games people play huh.
    And the worst part after a disappearing spell like that is knowing nobody missed you...that's why us humans have a Valentines Day and love and all that shizz.
    Makes me think...:)

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    1. People, ourselves, everyone.
      Because you keep expecting that somebody might call on you, and when they don't it's plain disappointment.

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  7. a very nice thought..:)
    keep writing..:)

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  8. maybe we got to be missed as well not just gone ha?

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  9. You capture the truth just to well!

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    1. Thank you so much, Rafya! You are too kind. :)

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  11. i've recklessly played this game for years. When i was younger, it didn't bother me, but now i can feel karma's teeth.
    Very nice writing.

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    1. "Karma's teeth", well put!
      Thank you, Gabriel.:)

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  12. You left me speechless!....such a harsh truth portrayed so delicately...

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