Thursday, 30 April 2020

Z for Zone #AtoZChallenge


You have a name. You have a designation. A resume with bullet points of your accomplishments. You have a visage. A skin of a certain colour. A body that may or may not be flattering. You have a past that people know about. A socio-economic background. A certain religion or caste, irrespective of your beliefs. You have all of these features and more that define you. You are to the world a combination of labels.

And then you have a mind, the home to your thoughts that not many may know of. A space you can choose to keep hidden. A space you are free from the labels. Here, you are what you choose to be. You are yourself, unjudged and unperturbed from all else on the outside. Here is your very own zone, impenetrable by the rest.

To all the ones I am anonymous to, my words here and my story begin from scratch. The thoughts poured out are pure to you, uncorrupted by my labels. Your version of me only begins to take shape, but it begins from my mind. Unlike in the real world where our versions are built from where we come from, what we do, and also what we look like. Our thoughts are only secondary out there.

An Ode to the Self by Darshana Suresh


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This is a part of the April A to Z challenge under the theme of 'My Inhibitions' or 'An Ode to Myself'. Read the other posts here.

Theme Reveal - An Ode to Myself | A for Awkwardness | B for Books | C for Connections | D for Decisions | E for Extempore | F for Failure G for Gymming H for Hurt I for Individuality J for Judgements K for Knowledge L for Left-Out M for Mediocrity N for Needful O for Overthinking P for Paunch Q for Quitting R for Remembering S for Sensitivity T for True-Self U for Usefulness V for Vexation W for Writing X for The Unknown Y for YOLO | Z for Zone

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