I’ve been talking about movies a lot lately but I’m not bothered by it if you aren’t. They often highlight things you wouldn’t normally notice in the everyday-ness of life.
Speaking of noticing things, when was the last time somebody noticed you? Not just looked at you or spoke to you necessarily, but actually saw through your mask to what was really going on underneath.
Have you seen the movie ‘Inception’ yet? First off, if you haven’t; what are you doing in your life? Your answer needs to be like,”tracking down rogue tigers in India” or “flying around the world in a balloon”. Anyway, it’s sort’ve like the scene where Leo (btw my sister and I are starting a protest group to get the man an Oscar) is at the bar with Cilian Murphy, and everyone in the lounge stops what they are doing and looks at him. Until he moves on in his speech the people fix their uncomfortable-ly static gaze in his direction, and as the audience you find that we were holding our collective breath during the whole scene.
That’s kind’ve what being noticed feels like. You feel exposed, found out, discovered. This, depending on your personality or circumstance or honestly your day can make it a wildly exhilarating, cripplingly horrific, or an amazingly defining moment. (‘Defining’ needed its own adjective)
No matter what you’re bringing to the table, I think we all desire to be known. It’s freeing, and really allows for relationships to grow. Think about the time someone asked why you looked so down even though you were trying to hide it, or instinctively knew you were going to find something hilarious without even having to make eye contact.
I don’t have a great way to end this post, outside saying the next time someone gets noticed, maybe it’ll be you pointing the proverbial non-threatening finger in their direction.