Through Zee's Eyes Part 2 Read Count : 51

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"True Colours"

Three years ago, I wrote a piece in Writer's Outlet titled "Unbreakable". It was written based on a true story of the life of someone I know. Yesterday, I decided to share that story on my Facebook profile simply because I felt that it would inspire those who are going through a rough time right now. I did not change a word inside that piece and shared it as it was originally written. The only thing I changed was the picture that accompanied the piece. 

The next morning, I received a WhatsApp message from someone who has not contacted me in years. Curious as to why she was now contacting me out of the blue, I clicked on her text. Apparently, she was browsing through Facebook and saw a familiar picture on my profile which had triggered her curiosity to read the piece that was attached to the picture. The picture that I used was of her brother and she wanted confirmation if it was her brother's picture on my profile. I confirmed it, thinking it was no big deal as I am dating her brother. 

However, I was not prepared for what came next. She had no idea that I was seeing her brother and I had no idea that she had such ill-feelings towards him. 

We chatted back and forth for about an hour and the whole time she was berating him, putting him down, airing out his dirty laundry to me, and she was trying her level best to convince me that her brother is bad news and that I shouldn't be involved with him. Wow! I was speechless. It was shocking to me to see that side of her as she has always portrayed herself as this fabulous, loving, people person kind of a woman. To hear all the awful things she was saying about her own flesh and blood was something my brain couldn't compute. I am well aware of the bad blood between them as he had informed me of what transpired between them many years ago. But still, to hear such deep hatred coming out of her, condemning her brother that way was mind boggling. 

First up, I posted that story on my Facebook profile, not on hers. What I choose to post in there is my business. I do not have to ask for anyone's permission to post what I want to post there. Secondly, she was sore that I had lifted her brother in my piece. She felt that he doesn't deserve to be put in a good light. What the fuck???!!! And thirdly, what business is it of hers to dictate who I should or shouldn't be dating? 

To see her go on and on about how bad her brother is, spitting venom in each statement only showed me what she's really made of. Due to her deep seeded hatred towards her brother, she failed to see what message I was really trying to convey in that piece I wrote. She turned something positive into something negative while at the same time she was telling me that she was looking out for me, implying that she was actually being a good Samaritan. What a laugh! 

Whenever I write I do it not to garner popularity. I write to make a difference, to inspire, to touch lives, and also to give a voice to the voiceless. As a writer, it can be very frustrating when people misinterpret what I'm saying or when they completely lose the plot. In this particular case, she was being judgmental and super mean. I had completely lost all respect for her. What good is a beautiful face when you have such an ugly heart.

Comments

  • Apr 20, 2021

  • I understand feeling a bit repulsed by a person who has done you wrong. I also realize that this woman and your lover are siblings, and it's almost guaranteed that they'll quarrel from time to time, but that does not excuse trashing their name behind their backs. There is a difference between being helpful, and being rude. Nothing is resolved through pessimistic behaviours.

    Apr 20, 2021

  • She will never be able to see with those eyes, however lovely they seem on the outside. Her brother is an amazing man and whatever vision she has of him is obviously skewed. I know, as a fact, her opinion will not slow you down, hinder you, or obstruct your passion in any way, and for that I am super happy coz your writing always hits home.

    Apr 20, 2021

  • Apr 21, 2021

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