.All The Colours Of The Rainbow
Why do we choose to write about what we do? Why let out certain emotions on your blog and others in your everyday life? Why express certain opinions here rather than in day to day talk? I was talking to Lady Divine when these thoughts came up. She blogs about pretty much everything that goes on in her life, whereas I just post about things I feel the need to write about. Different aspects of my personality come out in different modes and methods; some through my poetry, some through my prose, some through these posts, some through speech, actions and some just linger in my mind. Is it only me?
It’s interesting to see how this spectrum is created; the reasons why Red comes before Orange and Yellow. Why Green is next to Blue, and Indigo next to Violet. And yet, you don’t see all the colours of the rainbow. Do you? But why not? Do they not exist? Or are you just not looking hard enough?
You can’t blame someone for who they are, only for what they portray to you. You can only criticize what they let you criticize. You can only judge what they let you judge. Because you only know what let you know, the rest is for you to find out. What does it mean to know a mirror from a veil? Sometimes you look at someone and think you see yourself in them. Sometimes that’s just an illusion to hide something within them. Pull it aside, and you see what’s really there. You have to forget about yourself, to truly know someone else. Don’t ever look for yourself in someone else. Find yourself. Look for them.
When you’re looking for things in common, some things might not make sense. You might wonder why they’re similar in one way but different in the other. You begin to create an image of the person based on a model that is yourself. You start adding on and taking off as you learn more about them, but sometimes things just don’t fit or they come out looking… weird. Why? Because you’ve been looking at them as though they were you. But there are so many factors that come into play, in both your case and theirs, that determine who you are and the choices that you make. And it’s impossible for you to know them all, again in both cases. In order to know someone you must first know yourself, and then remember that they are not you and you are not them. It’s easier to pull aside a veil than to destroy a mirror.