Confessions of a stranger
I’ve been many things in a very short time. A wise man sharing knowledge, an idealist fighting against the established world, an academician who studies society, a drunk surrounded by friends, an entrepreneur of the truth and a skeptic of justice. Yet today I’m something different. I’m just a simple teenager; a teenager in love.
I have to admit, this emotion that I feel inside of me has taken me to places I didn’t even know of my myself. It’s some sort of ecstasy that no matter what always accomplishes to raise my spirit. It’s as if I had an addiction to a harmless thing and there aren’t any side effects. I’ve heard other people calling this feeling “love”, I guess I’ll do the same.
However, it’s strange, for I’m not in love with someone I know. It were your eyes and your smile the ones who enthralled me. I saw them for the first time six months ago and life got inbetween. My memory forgot and ignored their existence. Two months after that, the eyes and the smile came back and my body felt love again.
Yet this time another thing captivated me: your voice. All the forgotten emotions returned and grew stronger with the passing of time. Green eyes, a shimmering white smile and a sweet and delicate voice. They showed some kind of inner calmness, some sort of genuine happiness. More than once I wished to approach you and get to know the personality behind such marvellous attributes, but something kept me from doing so.
It’s an idealized love. We’ve never talked, we’ve never said a word to each other and we’ve had a conversation. I feel like I know you, but at the same time I know nothing of you. The image in my head is the one of your green eyes, your shimmering white smile and your sweet and delicate voice. Yet I’m lacking knowledge about your personality.
I feel vulnerable around you, but not in the bad way. I stop being a wise man, an idealist, an academician, a drunk, an entrepreneur and a skeptic; all my characterisitcs disappear when you enter the room. I become something more humane and I feel happy and joyful. When I see you, I understand that there is much more in the world than what I originally thought. There’s a mystery impossible to comprehend, but your memory seems to help me understand the unthinkable.
I’m in love, but of what? In order for you to feel love, aren’t you supposed to see beyond the darkest secrets of a person and understand that his flaws are what makes him perfect and that they are the main reason why you feel that ecstady and rush of adrenaline when seeing the person? It’s sad, I feel like I know you, but it isn’t so. I know your name, but you don’t know mine. I’m a stranger and you manage to rock my world.
Anonymity is my ally, or maybe my curse. I love you, but from affar. I dare say it aloud, but never in your presence. My blind eyes, my hidden smile and my silent voice keep me in the shadows, or maybe they steal from me the posibility of having a future with you. My identity is my secret, the mystery of my life. Your identity is my joy, the answer to the mystery of my life.
You’ll never hear my words, but I remain secure that one day my blind eyes and your green ones will meet, that my hidden smile and your shimmering one will laugh together and that my silent voice and your sweet and delicate one will share words which existence is only known to us. I’m a teenager in love hidden behind a passionate anonymity.
“I hope someday you’ll find all my quotes, all my words, and read them all. I hope you’ll know that they’re about you.” - Unknown.