Have i ever had a random encounter or a fleeting moment with a stranger that stuck with me?
…sometimes one feels freer speaking to a stranger, ever wondered why? To me it appeared because the stranger sees us the way we are, not as he wishes to think we are. Interestingly there is a stranger within us, unacknowledged even by us. To quote Mark Twain, “everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.” The friend and the enemy both live within us, one we acknowledge and display with all finery to the world, the other is kept hidden from the world and ourselves too. maybe I need to search for that stranger inside me, forgotten even by death!
When I do confront that stranger, no not confront accept that stranger I get those fleeting moments of inner peace and stillness that goes with completeness, it carries me through for the next 23 hrs and 45 mnts to enact being human trying to make it through in this world.
Sometimes this stranger is captivated in a photograph, when all facilities converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that the image declares the truth with great physical and intellectual joy.
The truth like Ursula K.Le Guin stated ”when we light a candle, we also cast a shadow.”
“When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin