May 29, 2011

A bit an actor...a bit of an act!

I think I've been taking my 'Flavours of Life' title a little too literally. My mind seems to be too focused on the flavours. From ice-creams to tandoori chicken to continental cuisine, my blog has had a flavorsome journey. The real intention though was to learn to appreciate life's many flavours: the sweet times, the bitter experiences, the sour days or the bitter-sweet moments topped with scoops of laughter or a dash of tear or a pinch of guilt!
Many times you are in a situation where you see yourself shuffling between the many flavours rather too quickly. One moment your face lights up and your lips part to a wide grin at seeing someone wonderful, a chit-chat with them leave you in splits of laughter, and in a flash the glow turns to a frown at the thought or mention of someone who's not exactly in your list of favourite people (for reasons best known to you and maybe them too). Running into such people can be difficult and embarrassing too. The teeth are flashed, but you aren't exactly smiling, the head shakes suggesting a 'I saw you' but it isn't exactly a greeting. The mind runs into a series of past events between the two of you--all of this in less than 10 seconds.

As kids we are taught to be truthful and honest, but guess that's restricted to ONLY what you say. The expression, the looks can be faked to save the situation. Why else would you get the 'Be polite, be pleasant, just come and say hello even if you hate them' instructions! I am a total loser at doing the 'I-will-not-give-you-a-peek-into-what's-in-my-mind' act. If I think it, I show it (most often). It isn't the best thing to do, isn't the easiest thing to do and at times not the smartest thing to do either. From the Miss Fresher contest in college to a break-up date to client meeting to discussions with friends....my face has deceived me. It just bares my mind, giving me no scope to pretend otherwise and get away with it.
It's good to have a bit of an actor in each of us. I miss the 'other, fake me'. Makes life easier, happier...at times.   

1 comment:

SunnySmile said...

Yes, I agree. The face being a reflection of the mind is a major problem for people like us.
And it's good that you have restarted writing. Looking forward to more flavours...