Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Re-touch

One was sitting on the bed. The other was on a chair. The one on the bed was virtually retouching a photograph on his laptop while the one on the chair was admiring the same but the untouched version of it in his own computer. Once the one on the bed was done he said, “See how awesome it looks now!”

“But that’s not what it naturally was.”

“Okay! But I’ll get more likes in FB than your natural one would.” He mocked.

This was not the first time he saw his friend re-touch a photograph. It made the one sitting on the chair wonder:

Most of the time his friend’s action was a reaction to his presumption of other’s judgment and an imaginary conclusion of it being embarrassing. At every step he had this pervert urge to re-touch his natural self to become more acceptable. But, isn't embracing the imperfection within one a part of being oneself too? And isn't the will-to-re-touch something natural itself a disgusting way to puncture one’s self-esteem?

“I’ll put the photograph just the way I took it. More than anyone else’s like, I love it that way.” The one on the chair said.

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10 comments:

Rimi said...

One of those rare posts of yours where you don’t try to find hidden answers by observing a natural/artificial phenomenon but raise questions by noticing some common practice...thoughtful nevertheless!

aditi said...

yes i celebrate my imperfection....i mean thats the way life is...nature is....imperfect and that makes our journey beautiful and interesting ..... :)

Ivy said...

I am what I am & I am proud of it... Who knows what is perfect & if things were to be always perfect, life would loose its spice. So its fine not to be perfect at times, its fine not to be the best at times.... Its fine just to be Myself All The Times...

--Ivy

Amal said...

These imperfections only makes us different from others. Or else even i can sit with my snap on the photoshop and can have the looks of Hrithik, Srk or anyone else for that matter. Even i would get loads of 'likes' on that snap. But inside i would have a lump in my throat 4 not cheating others but 4 deceiving myself.

br!nDle said...

very well said...
it has become quite usual for everyone to retouch their pics before having them uploaded onto FB...
The World today really lacks Originality in it...

n B c said...

Rimi: I agree...!!

Aditi: Right, imperfections makes the journey interesting!

Ivy: 'Its fine not to be the best at times'...just what I had in mind before penning this post down. Thanks!

Amal: Integrity is the key here...Thanks for your thought.

br!Dle: Thanks!

Sanghamitra said...

most people find it hard to accept themselves the way they are!

Sanghamitra said...

What people doesn't realise now days is the fact that evey imperfect thing has an ethereal beauty of its own:)

Anonymous said...

Your imazing lines yar... Deep enough to conclude the amiguity...

Novoneel Chakraborty said...

Thanks!