Friday, 26 April 2013

Who I know you are

'Everyone has at least one secret that will break your heart.'

Each time I meet someone new, it is almost a quest to dig deep enough to see that which makes them who they are. Whenever I have spent the time, I have never been surprised by shallowness or disappointed by predictability.

It is because we settle at the surface, because we don't begin to probe, that we aren't awed by just how beautiful ordinary people are. 

6 comments:

  1. I often contemplate, if the person in front of me is an identity made up of personal choices or just the eventual sum of the events of their life. But regardless, I concur, every person walking in the crowd is an alluring tale.

    5-D

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  2. I think there's a bit of both.

    What's your alluring tale?

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    1. That I hope the person watching me in the crowd feels that,
      "Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of travelling."
      - Margaret Lee Runbeck

      5-D

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  3. "... beginning to probe" is of course important. That's a necessary but not sufficient condition. We have to leave our own insecurity at at door (or at least be conscious that it accompanies us), then probe with curiosity, not judgment, and finally, be patient if our inquiry - no matter how silent, invisible or gentle - erects a wall of defense. Why is it so hard? Most people don't make it meaningful enough for us (me?) to begin the journey of discovery. Of those who do, most put up defenses so impenetrable, that it becomes meaningless to go on.

    ANL

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  4. This person sounds like someone I hate to the core! ��
    Anyways, waiting still!
    Yours

    Love you

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