Bound To Pretend !

via Daily Prompt: Pretend

face-behind-mask-pretenseThe first thing people ask you when you meet someone is How Are You? And more often than not the answer is I Am Fine, How About You? The subject about they are is quickly dismissed with a little rhetorical answer. But I have often wondered is the other person Fine, or are they just Pretending? Pretending to be happy when you’re in pain is just an example of how strong you are as a person. Pretense might keep the other person free from the burden of your trouble and might save you some exasperated looks but it breaks you from inside bit by bit, at the end of the day we always find ourselves encountering the crucial truth that I am broken inside, that no amount of pretending will change the pain inside us.
Pretending is like creating an illusion that suits us, sometimes for us, at times for others, but at some point, we have to accept that we can’t go on pretending forever, Someday that illusion has to break, will break. We Pretend to be heartless, to forget, to forgive, to be deaf to the things we don’t wanna hear, to be blind to the truths we don’t want to see, to be mute to the matters we don’t. Usually, address. Often we Pretend to be someone we are not to please someone saw a pretend that we don’t love, we don’t care, we aren’t hurt on the phone we fake things that will hurt others or will make us seem weaker in others eyes. As we keep pretending and keep playing that game, we realise that slowly it became our habit and gradually it became our character.
ace_cover_s2e4-9809.jpgPretending is a very diversified art, it can be used in so many ways andthough weso many situations. A child Pretends of stomach ache to avoid a school day; an intelligent person pretends to be a fool in front of a fool who themselves are pretending to be intelligent. I often pretend I have great interest and insight about medicine in front of my doctor friend so that I don’t have to listen to his banter as he tries to instill his knowledge into my brains, sometimes I pretend to be naive about art in front my painter friend just to hear her tell me about it from her point of view. Some people pretend to be sympathetic and understanding during your suffering just so that they can get a better seat to watch you struggle, which teaches us not believe that ever helping hand isn’t always there to help. My aunt Pretends she isn’t in pain so that she won’t be sent to a physiotherapist because she fears doctors, a distant cousin of mine pretends to have wealth in abundance to save herself some humiliation in front of her rich friends, and another pretends to be hand to mouth so she won’t have to buy her friends expensive gifts though she can very well afford it. I once saw a child Pretending to talk to his dead father on the phone; I smile sadly because I knew what he was doing, he was creating a myth for himself. We Pretend for small and big things; we Pretend to be asleep, to have eaten when hungry, to be not tired when the wife wants to go to the movie, to not miss that special someone even though we miss him dearly. One day I saw a Shani Baba stealing guavas from my tree through my window, and I saw him fall, I ran out to check on him, he was sitting on ground cross-legged like someone in deep meditation, upon asking he pretended that he was just sitting here, I laughed hard at him, because he was hiding his fall in fear of getting scolded for stealing guavas, I gave him some money, some guavas, and some pain ointment to apply on his scraped knee which was clearly bleeding. My mother often Pretends she isn’t my father so that she won’t see my crying with her pain. Our reasons to Pretend are different but trust me, we all do it at one time or another, we all Fake.
Don’t be angry at everyone who is pretending, they might be saving you from their pain, they might be smiling through tears, they might be going to pieces when they stood by your side to support you. Now lets us pretend that you loved this snippet, haha. PLEASE KNOW THAT WE ARE BOUND TO PRETEND.


16 thoughts on “Bound To Pretend !

      1. Sakhi! ( My Dear Friend)
        I was surprised and it was strange for me to see the likes you have put in my various posts almost more than 30 to be precise 32 likes on 32 of my posts. They are like 30 odd colour feathers to my cap. I even got a WordPress boom note on the traffic I am getting. But I do not find a single comment which would have been like coloured badges on my chest. Last time the number was 18 likes by a single blogger in less than a minute.
        You have a scintillating blog here, when I first browsed your blog from yesterday to almost till the beginning of your blog I saw the posts very interesting and thought I should read them. My congrats!
        I would be coming now and then to read your true to life posts.
        Thank You once again for your visit.
        Fond Regards,

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      2. Your mischievous comment pulled me to your blog and your comical yet warm comment compelled me to know you better and spend some time there. You got a beautiful blog to yourself. I will be a frequent visitor. Glad to see the name if my blog in your blogroll. It is a proud moment. Thank you for visiting me, do come again 😊🙏

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  1. Sakhi !
    This is really fantastic. Telling about my mischievous comment.
    Hahaha, it reminded me my teachers in primary school used to complain to my parents that I am a mischievous boy. Well I think I was. But over the time I had almost forgotten it, I suppose, but your saying only remembers me.
    Wow ,Ahhh, Shhhhhhh don’t tell anybody.
    Let us keep meeting each other through the sky.

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  2. Stopped in to see what your blog is all about after you followed mine. Have really enjoyed reading your posts! Love your “About” page–your approach and philosophy on life! Thanks for stopping by and for the follow. Would love to hear your thoughts and banter with you!

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    1. Thank you so much dear for taking out the time to visit my blog, read posts and comment too. Glad you enjoyed my content. The about page is about how I am, in true sense. Happy to know that you liked my life’s philosophy. You’re most welcome. Will be coming n visiting you soon. Do visit me again. 😊🙏🌹

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