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"I think sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.”
Coming to think of it, i feel that every one of us would have experienced this in our lives. For some, this is how life goes on. I have had wonderful experiences through out my childhood and even now as an adult. Having moved places, meeting new people has been exciting, engrossing, blessing and of course, disenchanting, disgusting and irritating! Have I learned something from this? Yes, I have. I have learned that you will be taken for granted. I have also learned that you will be cared for by a few. Again, you will realize the value of the saying : Nothing is permanent in this world except change. Even love, trust, happiness, sadness, anger and everything you think is against or for you will keep changing. Is there anything that is constant? I dont know. May be, an unconditional love. What is that ? Is it even there? Can you call a one sided unconditional love to be the same as a mutual one? I could say a mother's affection or may be father's in some cases (mine!).Well, if you are really lucky and blessed you do get a great partner or soul mate (I am grateful for mine).
Well, I dont know why I am prattling all this here- but I do know it helps. It helps me throw away all the junk and unwanted thoughts that bother and all the good memories that I can carry and cherish.
Going back to the quote, I would like to mention a word about Hurston. She was or may be still is considered as America's most favorite black conservative (Wiki,2013). She was popular during the Harlem Renaissance period. I am sure that was the time the difference in race was an issue (sometimes, it still is). The quote obviously voices her state of mind and the state of the society at that time.
I thought of writing this by using her quote because, sometimes you do feel all alone in this world even with people around, family and friends around. Sometimes, you feel that you are like that passing cloud that is absolutely not thought of or is expected to linger around for long. Sometimes, it is even worse, you see and feel the vibes of "distancing" from everywhere and you are so lost like strandled in a desert. However, the first thing you must do is try to relax and think about the cactus that has survived the scorching sun, think about that cloud that comes back with shades of grey or even lets the sun out so much that people long again for the cloudy skies. and yet some other times, think of that moment when you see those millions of people who are homeless under the sky, who go hungry and sleep with just rumbling stomach, who are always out cast and ill-treated. Relatively, you are surely in a real better place. That is how the world works. That is how the mind works too. The mind needs constant motivation and support that you can then move on with an attitude as Zora quotes, "It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me!"
I don't know what title should I be giving for this post. I am also not sure as to how and why I started writing this post. It surely is my way to empty my mind and paint a new attitude that motivates me!
Have a great week ahead folks!