Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Persons that are not people

Some people just don't know how to be people. They need other people to reflect their person, so that everywhere they look they see a brilliant company of themselves, dancing to strings unseen. These images of self compose all they know of others and the bulk of what they know of themselves. We live our lives, and the bulk of theirs as well. When they speak to you, they are looking themselves in the eye. When they show affection for you they are affirming themselves.

We become people as we become aware of each other, while they remain a person in the midst of a reflective throng; blind to others and surrounded by themselves.

1 comment:

Mariposa said...

ah! so that's it! i don't fit because i don't reflect others to themselves. wonderful! i would much rather be an occasionally lonely individual than a soulless clone.
"blind to others and surrounded by themselves." you rock.