*An Open Letter To Whomsoever It May Concern*
To whomsoever it may concern,
Here is a cup of chai. Savour it sip by sip. Let its warmth calm the coldness running within you.
I know you have been feeling like a piece of shit that stinks badly. Your emotions have been on a roller coaster ride, where the highs last only for a few seconds and the lows seem never-ending. Your shoulders feel heavy from the weight of all the expectations you are expected to bear. You want to run away. And never come back.
Even the slightest fuck up pushes you to contemplate about your existence and how it is the one and only reason for everything that goes wrong in your life. You're running late, it's because of you. The teacher's angry, because of you. Traffic, because of you. Tsunami, because of you. Corruption, because of you. You, because of you. You. You. You.
Your thoughts have been blurred by self-doubt, guilt and confusion. You don't know what the future holds for you. God, you aren't sure if it even holds anything for you. You don't know if you will make it to the interview you've been anxiously waiting for, if it is Bangalore, Mumbai or Delhi where you should head for higher studies. Let alone this, you aren't even sure if the subject you majored in, in graduation, is really the path you want to walk on for the rest of your life.
The nights are not spent sleeping but weeping until your pillow is bathed in tears. And in the morning when your mom asks you to apply face mask as a remedy for your baggy eyes and dark circles, you lend a deaf ear because you know that the cycle will repeat and even the world's best face mask will not be able to camouflage the sadness that rests under your heavy eyes.
There's darkness all around you and the only light-glow is of your phone's as you read this teary-eyed, thinking how someone who doesn't even know you knows you better than those who know you. I know it's confusing but that's why I'm writing to you.
Uncertainty is what brings certainty. So when you don't know what to do, keep doing what you've been doing. Do what you love. Do what makes your heart go wild, never wanting you to stop.
When you feel dark, light a candle. Because it is only light that can push away darkness. Listen to your favourite music on loop because music as a language connects even those who don't use vocal words. So when you don't know what to say, plug in your earphones and play the song that talks to you in a language no human ever can.
If people, who've been with you for a long time, turn their backs away from you, remember that they were never meant to be with you in the first place, because time does not guarantee permanence. You have got you as your own unique self and if someone doesn't respect you for the person you are, let them live their life without you in it. Not every bus that passes through the bus stop is meant to be boarded, after all.
Cry. Gift yourself a new, stronger, more resilient version of yourself when someone takes a toll on you. Let the stress flow out from time to time. Let you be free from the shackles of your past.
Take care of yourself.
Because no one understands you better than you do.
Someone who shares similar feelings
~ Kavya Mukhija
found @ 103 likes ON 2019-04-13 16:35:12 BY ME.ME