Questions, Answers (Part-3)

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.”

-Kimaya Ingale.

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11 thoughts on “Questions, Answers (Part-3)

  1. sarasallydavis says:

    I totally understand this as a defining moment. I was much older that you as I reached my own understanding of this. I could be absolutely wrong about your friend’s issues. Let me just say that in my particular culture gay marriage is at last legal, perceptions have rapidly changed over not too many years given the difficulty of working our ideas out in our heads and hearts. As people have felt more and more free to come out, many people have realized how many beloved friends and family members are gay. It has changed us all for the good. There are exceptions, of course. We are free to express our moral and religious positions here. I realize many cultures absolutely reject tolerance. It’s hard, yet I respect their right. My own church is opposed. But there are many of us of our faith who see things otherwise. I’m old enough not to feel guilty about this. Even within a faith, I can feel comfortable with my own spiritual beliefs in certain areas. This is long. I’m sorry. There are also many other people who are “different” in other ways, too. But I think it took courage for you to write this, regardless. Thank you.
    Sally

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  2. thatgirlkimaya says:

    You are right, and I absolutely respect your opinion. And I think what made me write this particular piece was the absolute revulsion people with whom I interact hold for homosexuality and the way they throw about the word ‘gay’, like an insult. It angers me. I believe 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 destruction of a person’s opinion about himself? Express your opinions through writing, yes, but please don’t turn it into laws with an underlying denial for people, one of the most the most fundamental human rights- pursuit of happiness.
    Anyway, I hope you enjoyed it and I wasn’t absolutely lousy! 😀

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  3. gryffindorqueen says:

    Absolutely in love with what you wrote! (all 3 parts!) You nailed it, right onto it’s head! Ok firstly, I commend you on the way you worked those words to your favour. Secondly, I hope your friend is doing alright? Thirdly, as we share the same views on this forsaken society, want to talk about DOING something to change it? 🙂 Could be small or big, but just. Think about it and let me know 🙂
    PS: Continue this series please!

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