AUTHOR’S NOTE: Extreme Makeover: Blog Edition. 😀 Let me know what you think of it. And also, this is the finale of my three part series. DO let me know what you think of it.
“And once again you’ve proved, Kimaya, how words are totally your forte. That was quite beautifully put. But do tell us, why do you count it as the most defining moment in your teenage?”
Thank you for your kind words.
Well, I think the best way I can answer your question is by proposing to you, and all my readers, a scenario.
Think about a book or a book series you’ve read probably a hundred times. You know each scene, sentence, phrase by heart. You know the book better than you know yourself.
But suddenly, the author of the book or books in question drops an explanation for an ambiguous event that happened in the book. You were so sure of what you thought the ambiguous event really meant your till the author tells the world what really happens.
You feel like everything you’ve until now was a big fat lie. What the author says changes your perception of everything and suddenly, after you get used to it, you feel a little more alive. A little more grateful, a little more loving.
You feel like your life has been lent a meaning to. That’s how I felt after the Incident happened. It was my push into the real world. And that’s why the Incident was the most defining moment in my teenage.
“Yes, we get can relate to that. Although, I’ve got just one question to clear things up around the obscurity of the word that you used- ‘different’. Is it ‘different’ along the lines of Cynthia Nixon, Lance Bass, or to suggest something our readers would relate more to, YouTube sensations- Joey Graceffa and Connor Franta?”
It may be or may not. Because I believe every person has their own personality, own body, even though we tend to wrap up all that in the same word- ‘different’.
“Okay. I think we got the answer clear in your denial. Before we part, do you have any words of advice to your readers?”
I do, as a matter of fact.
To whoever reads this, reader or not,
I think that if people don’t want to believe in something, let it be. Let it be kept as passive ignorance, why turn it into something that could result into the destruction of a person’s opinion about himself? Express your opinions through writing, speaking, yes, but please, don’t turn it into laws or taboos with an underlying denial for people of one of the most the most fundamental human rights- pursuit of happiness.
But, I hope you embrace what’s different in you. It could be anything at all. It sets you apart, makes you an endangered species, ’cause after all, it makes you the only one of yourself. There’s very few things that’d give you the same feeling of satisfaction you get after figuring out who you really are. You connect the dots, the little quirks, and BAM! there is your very own masterpiece. And it is one that no one can steal but copy. But you shouldn’t mind anyone copying it, because really, is there any higher form of flattery than a person trying to imitate you?
I leave you with these words-
“Be brave like my friend, trust the right people, and you would be surprised at how bright you shine.
Trust me, darling, you’re dazzling.”