Saturday, April 19

A note for You and I



Connected, not fully, not merely as a whole, but superficially we are satisfied that we have something in common with each other, as a people of a country, and therefore we know each other’s dream! So, we stand face to face with each other, in disguise, while pretending to have a secret amongst ourselves, of which most of us, surprisingly, know nothing at all.

In the background, the cruelty of the blood stained reality of our kind tries to penetrate itself into the darkest corner of our thoughts, but never shall it triumph over our resistant minds. And so we think that we are connected, and yet, we are a world away, apart from each other and us. And we wait for that great revelation, and with patience for a glorious reward from a generous enterprise, we parade around in disguise, yet fully unaware of the depth of our disconnection and the undercurrent sense of loss.

You and I, plus the others, will go on with persistence; a very peculiar sense of achievement that is not wholly shared. For how could it?! And we try very hard to make that connection under a shadow of a burdensome doubt, and miserably try to hide the truth, of which we haven’t heard much. And you wonder why we can’t seem to get on with our trial? And you think that you can keep yourself connected with the others, while I drift away in disguise, till we meet in the middle of the dreamy field, where the daffodils used to grow plenteous. Well, apparently, you and I were both wrong!

Connected we are, because we are trapped and confined in a narrow space, where reality is chained for the sake of our own good. And you believe that it is for your own good that you shall hide away from what seems to be the secret of our sacred connection.

Connected we are, though we have nothing to make us dream the same dream, work for the same cause, or live the same life. You and I are such similar creatures, we tolerate the same pain, with the same frequency, with the same sharpness, but that’s as far as our connection forces us to connect, and with certain joy we claim that we are connected!



katayoun

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

one of your best posts, so far. Really, you have described many of our pains!

great work, especially the visual art is perfect.

You guys rock,

shadi