Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Rita the artist...


Rita has four piercings, one in her nose, one in her tongue, one in her left eyebrow and one on her belly button. She also has several tattoos, in both arms, both ankles, her lower back, her left wrist, her neck and others places that she prefers to keep to herself. Her hair is a mix of colors, where purple is the most notorious. People don’t trust her; she looks different, so different! So they avoid her completely. They don’t want to be-friend her. Her appearance is scary, out of context of what is expected of girl from a good family…
She is a lonely soul, living on her own, totally dedicated to her art and her love for the whole Universe. She does not feel resentment because they reject her. She understands. Of course she would have preferred for things to be different, to be surrounded by friends who love her for “who she is” and not for “who she should be”. But that is not the case; she made her choice and can’t blame anyone for it. There are no regrets, only content, she is who she is and that is it! She knows that the day humankind begins embracing the differences, respecting them and loving them, is close, so close, it is only a matter of time. The Angels told her that…
© 2009 Gabriela Abalo Author

6 comments:

Hicham said...

Gabi, it's quiet strange how people want to percive others from their own angle and who didn't fit with their 'standards' is simply out of the game.

On the other hand, do you think that Rita is so because she want to be so or her look is some kind of objection to the society she lives in?

Gabriela Abalo said...

Dear Hicham,

When I wrote about Rita, I did it thinking on a young woman that is not ready to compromise who she so as to be able to fit in society, and how she is alienated because of that.
She is not objecting society, because if she did so, then she will be doing the same as the others are doing to her. She just is….

Rita is just a small sample. We should always look beyond first impressions, as we never know which treasures can be hidden under the rusty cover.

Love
Gabi

Bunda said...

Hi Gaby, I like Rita, she's kind of my hero. she does what i wish i could do, she's herself without regret or apology, and she doesn't judge others or fault them for their opinions just because their not her own.

She knows who she is....

Edward said...

Hi Gabi, this is a very inspiring story that carries with it a fundamental lesson....we need to be proud of our identity, and no matter how people look at us we can not change who we are. If we go by our conscience i think those around us will one day learn to respect and accommodate us for who we are.

Sherry said...

Hi Gabi,

I love Rita's freedom and courage. She has let go of everything and nothing at the same time to find her true self. She radiates true strength. I wish I were more like her.

Thanks for the story,
Sherry

Gabriela Abalo said...

Thank you all for loving Rita, she is also my hero.
:)
Gabi