January 11, 2016

A Character in Classic

It would be a blessing to be some character from some classic. Evil or Good. It would be such a pleasure to not really exist but to live on forever. To have some significant role in the magnificent theater of life. To come up and have the courage of being good or the audacity of being bad. To either be the Jay Gatsby or just be careless Daisy Buchanan ruining his life. To be extravagant Tom or even his servant. To be anyone but Nick Carraway.

We are the Nick Carraways of our stories. The one always present but rarely visible. The character within the play but still like an audience. The one who is nothing more than a flower vase in a movie set. All the commotion occurs on the dining table or the sofa set or the parking lot. The flower vase sits like a piece of decoration, with no real purpose.

The play would come to an end, just like one's life on the planet. There would be applause and praises. They'd remember the Great Gatsby and they'd remember the heinous night when Daisy killed the Garage Lady. They'd remember the huge mansions of both the parties. They'd remember everything but the vase with the beautiful flowers, they'd remember everything but the little window from the house overlooking Gatsby Mansion, they'd remember everyone but the person telling the story, the one quiet purposeless being who had the privilege of watching the play while being a part of it.

The one who wasn't evil, but was also not blessed with Gatsby's greatness or Daisy's toughness. Let's be Gatsby or Daisy or Tom. Let's not just stand and watch things happen. Let's make them happen.


3 comments:

  1. That was very beautifully written, Yes lets make things happen, Lets be Gatsby. Thank you for sharing.

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