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Breakfast by Bella

The Evening Wonder

When you look at this photo of me, you may see a variety of things...

So I have been doing some thinking. Basically, I love looking through photos. Recently it occurred to me how interesting they actually are. They capture so many different moments and have the ability to convey a range of different emotions. 


Looking at people's social media pages, you may be overwhelmed with images of happiness, delicious dinners, holidays, picturesque views....all the lovely things and the list is endless. 


When you look at this photo of me, you may see a variety of things... perhaps just a simple black and white photo. However, out of all the answers, what you can't possibly see is what is truly going on... 


We live in a world where it is so easy to hide, to make out that we are living a "perfect" life and that we are doing well despite reality being the complete opposite! While we are working harder and becoming more engrossed in communicating through technology, I can't help but notice how much less people are actually talking to one another. Over the last months, I have felt far from ok, yet I had the ability to tell people I was absolutely fine. Sometimes because I acted well, but mostly because our means of talking these days requires very little... usually a text, a status update, a photo share. When do we have the chance to even notice when someone might be suffering?

Even when we are asked, we may feel there is no need to share our woes through such menial communication. Maybe we just can't be bothered to write a long ass text about what is bothering us. Maybe we are worried, embarassed, ashamed about what other people will think if we say "well actually, I'm struggling". What's crazy, is that one of the reasons we may refrain from sharing the truth is because everyone is sharing the better side of life thus triggering us to stay silent...

So tonight, how about taking time to call someone and ask how they really are. Even if they refrain from the truth, simply hearing your voice may be all that is needed to brighten up their day...