Second degree burns

Sunday, April 09, 2006

The armour we wear

"Where does one find 'real' people...?" Hemant asked.

"I'm still looking dude..." replied Manas. "I'll find one soon I hope."

They were sitting outside a cafe, sipping their cappucinos. They were a pretty odd duo - Hemant with his three day old stubble, faded jeans, wrinkled shirt, torn shoes, and Manas with his neat trimmed goatee, well-ironed shirt, dapper pants and new Nikes...Hemant with his dark humour and Manas with his affable, chirpy attitude...They were the best of friends...

"It gets so disgusting sometimes - everyone's got a mask that they wear. At times, everyone seems so plastic."

"Hey they can't help it, Hemant. Although we live in a civilized world, it's much more dangerous here than before. The masks people wear is their best self-defence mechanism against whatever the world's gonna throw at them."

"Yeah right, self defence mechanism. The problem is when they don't realise when the armour they wear becomes their chains. I'm sick of looking at plastic people and their recycled lives."

"Well, look at the better side of things," said Manas.

"And that is...?"

"That you are better off than those other fools because you are able to see past these little potholes that most get stuck on."

"My dear friend, in this age that we live in, in the land of the blind the one-eyed man is not king, but a cripple...He can't share in the collective mirage that drives others on..."

"True..."mused Manas. And for once even he became enwrapped in a brooding silence.

Suddenly, Hemant got up with a start. "Hey, its getting rather late. I've got to get some stuff to take home...I'll see you tomorrow."

"Yeah me too. Got a party to go to. See you later."

And both went off in their different directions without a backward glance...

5 Comments:

  • don u think v r all born to wear a mask??
    i mean may b the real face is too ugly to reveal.. so its better hidden..

    By Blogger atul, at 8:02 AM  

  • First of all,check out the typing mismatch in the title of the topic.

    Now about the content,a creation is always good because it reflects idea of the creator and so if commented,is reallly a mistake by the commentator.I'm not here to comment rather to express my views about the idea floated.The musings and the slience embedded within the topic adds an air of dejection and that leads to more of its glory.Not knowing the exact reason,I feel that scalded author ruses to avoid capturing some of his personal sentiments.

    By Blogger somebody xceptional, at 8:21 AM  

  • Well begun is half done!
    It's the other half that's more imp..and tougher..carry on!!

    Perfect timing..exam time..discuss everything under the sun and beyond!!and then 'lagegi saale, chal padhna hai!!'

    By Blogger Nikhil, at 8:35 AM  

  • Hmmm...welcome to blogworld!

    By Blogger Jayanth Madhav Barki, at 9:12 AM  

  • so, chatur kaak ki chaturayi finally to be displayed in blogspace

    By Blogger funster, at 1:36 AM  

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