Saturday, October 29, 2005

Caught in the maze...

They say his behavior has changed. His friends seem to see this as the explanation for their wrong doings. He always shows them the indifferent face. A hollow laughter, the mask he wears everyday, shaking off their words. Always manages to forgive them after dampening his soul with his eyes. He tiptoes in his thoughts in search of any possible reasons. Each night he comes to face himself in the mirror. The same forced face he has always carried, appears. Quietly he turns off the lights to see the daily cracks his soul has suffered in his mirror…

9 comments:

LiVEwiRe said...

So you can even fool yourself when looking in the mirror after enough time has passed. But when turning inside... that's where the real truth and challenges lie, isn't it? The outside is simply a facade.

You have a great way of getting your point across while making each word count in a short summary.

Farzad said...

Nice Post!
The many masks that we wear all take on roles. We craft masks to project to the world what we most want others to see. These masks can be ever changing and though there are times that they serve us well, a profound step into self-discovery can begin with two questions:
What story are you telling with your mask?
What is your mask protecting you from?

You know what Doc; I just enjoyed reading this.
Cheers 2 U my man :)

David said...

Omid, your posts sometimes seem like riddles! The person you are describing seems very depressed and unable to share his real feelings with other people. From what a few of my Iranian blog friends have told me, I have gathered that there is not very much in the way of mental health care available in Iran. Are there any psychologists or psychiatrists available to help depressed people there?

Thanks for encouraging me to write in my blog. :) I will probably write a new post this week. I do not post that often because I spend most of my blogging time visiting and commenting at other blogs. In a way, I have an extended blog among my friends in the blogosphere. :)

Dr O2 said...

livewire - a great take. The visions in the mirror are not for real. They don't reflect who we are but how we look on the surface...

Farzad - well it goes like this singers song with alittle change ;-) The boy in the mirror is...

It is shocking somewhat how people come to say they know U while they have never watched UUUUUUUUU.

Dr O2 said...

David - actually there are but the culture is somewhat not famous. It is mostly thought Psychiatrists & psychologists are just for the Schizo or manic patients!!! Yet it takes some help for a person to realise his depression. Some jus don' find the flaw or fail to admit it & seek help.

P.S: not fair thought to keep us waiting for so long :-) so 7 days it wil be...

Willow said...

You are a very talented writer.

GazanKhan said...

Is that you doc? I hope not. You must be proud of yourself. You save lives.Anyway if it is you my friend, I really suggest that you find a good woman and marry her. I mean it. I would have said the same thing to my son. And if it's not you: well, I'm glad that it's not you.

ChittyChittyBangBang! said...

Nicely said, doc.
Scariest thing is I can identify with what you said.
Wearing the mask of indifference eats away at one's soul until there is nothing left. One day you wake up and ask yourself, "How the hell did I get here and how do I find myself again?"
My "solution" would be to shatter the mask... but that is so much easier said than done.

Dr O2 said...

Dear Gazankhan - actually the scene is not abt me but someone I know. Yet I do sometimes find myself in the same situation. Sometimes it gets hard to define it is us carrying the mask or the mask letting us C through it... Marriage; well psychologist count Marriage as a deteriorating factor in ones life ;-)

Dear Chitty - A good advice. A bit late it becomes though. when cement is wet, it can transform but once dried up... Masks start shaping since one starts his first cries to when he last signs off...