Sometimes, it is important to choose solutions which may not look elegant, but are effective.
While the river of time had already flowed way past it, inside her mind, she was still stuck on a shore. That’s why when I met her, I could sense from moment one that she is there and still isn’t there. Such people look disintegrated. There is a clear lack of congruence between their words, gestures, expressions, tone and eye-contact. Their presence looks totally…fragmented.
It turned out that she was still possessed by ghosts of a difficult phase. She had moved away but couldn’t move on. Such people become peculiar, because while they do want to break free from the past; on the other hand, by now, they have already started secretly savoring the sympathy and self-importance of being a victim.
I listened to her uninterrupted, and then articulated this observation of mine without any dilution. And then…the ice melted…the glass wall broke.
You know what! Sometimes the best way to say something is…to just say it.