I understand how scissors can beat paper, and I get how rock can beat scissors, but there’s no fucking way paper can beat rock. Is paper supposed to magically wrap around rock and leave it immobile? Why the hell can’t paper do this to scissors? Screw scissors, why can’t paper do this with people? Why aren’t sheets of college ruled notebook paper constantly suffocating students as they take notes in class? I’ll tell you why, because paper can’t beat anybody. When I play rock paper scissors, I always choose rock. Then when somebody claims to have beaten me with their paper I can punch them in the face with my already clenched fist and say, oh shit, I’m sorry, I thought paper would protect you, you asshole! - Anonymous.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Masks We Wear

Regina: I love your skirt! Where'd you get it?
Girl: It's my mom's old skirt from the eighties.
Regina: Oh, vintage. So adorable.
Girl: Thanks.
Regina(to Cady) That is the ugliest effing skirt I have ever seen.

Every girl is aware of the movie the dialogues belong to. [Just for the record: Mean Girls.]
I for one, always loved and adored the movie.
Unfortunately, now watch the movie playing in front of me, in reality, almost every other day. Sometimes, played by me. Weather it is sweet-talking someone I dislike or ignoring a person because it is just not right. Playing by the rules of life, not voicing true feelings, acting, hiding behind a 'someone' else... not really me. But aren't we all burdened by the society's superficial ways of living, and in some cases, "I love your skirt! Where'd you get it?"

I have come to realize that life really is very short and wonderful. It's time to give up the mask, burn it up or flush it down the drain...Trash it.

It will take time, the masks are engraved in us so deeply that a lot of effort will be required in 'pulling-them-off'. Not as easy as the Stanley Ipkiss's The Mask [remember the green one]. Yet, a lil' bit trying everyday.

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