Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sometimes people are not who they seem; it is so easy to be deceived. But hide and seek has long been humanity's game of choice.



What would your life become if you were to be who you really are?

What if you were to let the layers be peeled away?

Some "friends" would leave you, undoubtedly. People might misunderstand. But when you stand in front of a mirror at the end of a long day - when you look around at who is left at your side - you might be surprised to find you are happier being the real person inside you... and those worth having will have stayed.

xo

14 comments:

Ola said...

maybe it is better not to reveal the real nature?:) that is called civilization...

Pam said...

Still here and what to be counted as friend, Alli. Still reading with a broad smile :D
Lead on.. don't look back. those who matter will follow.

warm hugs,
Pam i am

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Hmmm. Certainly a loaded question and one that's not easily answered in a small comment box. :)

At 51, I'm still exploring who I am, so it's difficult to sometimes reveal what I do not yet know. Does that make sense?

Have a wonderful day/evening, my friend.

TexWisGirl said...

more deep ponderings from your side of the pond... great photo.

Ben said...

Very well said Allison... i remember there is a saying "you don't like a person because he/she is beautiful but he/she is beautiful because you like him/her".

Meg said...

LOL! Love that picture. :D

That's so true. We don't have very many friends and I think it's because we try to be who we really are. And most people don't like it when you tell them the truth! Go figure. ;) I figure at least Ben and I like each other as we are and we do have some close friends who don't seem to care, so it's all good.

Out on the prairie said...

As one gets older the friends list becomes thinner. Hopefully a good friend really knows who you are. We strive for that better life all of our lives and forget what we really need to be ourselves and happy.What a classic picture, I love it!

Judy said...

For the first time in a very long time...I'm letting the little girl in me come out. You should see the looks that I've been getting from my family and friends :) But you know what...they're still here and so am I.
Wonderful post!

Southern Lady said...

I feel as though I could peel away a few layers myself. I would probably feel much better if I did. Carla

Randy said...

Now that is a deep thought. Great shot too.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Allison, I try to work hard at keeping friendships, but have found that some people do not feel the same way. I feel fortunate to have 2-3 good friends who have been in my life for more years than I can remember. One is a woman in South Africa who I have never met (yet). Being comfortable with who I am is more important than the number of people who "like" me. Another reason I don't do social media sites like facebook, which is so superficial.

Country Mouse Studio said...

Excellent shot, love it and the thoughts too

Katie (Nature ID) said...

I love the dark fingernail polish. I had to look up that book Aline. Too bad there isn't an English translation version, but even if there was I doubt it'd have the evocative feeling of Ramuz's original.

You're an original, Allison. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and insights on your blog.

Sigh... I'd like to believe that I'm honest with myself. Yet, too often I play "hide and seek" in my own head, and I'm uncomfortable when I discover this. If I weren't stuck with myself, I'm not sure I'd be friends with me. And, at the end of the day, I am grateful for those who have stayed in my life. At the very least, I've stopped asking, "Why?"

Dawn said...

This is a thought provoking post. I prefer to hide for the most part...I truly feel I would not be all that liked if I was revealed!

I need to think about this one....