Have you ever fallen in love with a writer? Oh, that’s not what I intended to ask, let me reframe my question. Have you ever fallen in love with someone’s writing? Have you ever felt they write dipping their pen in the ink of emotions, the raw, the pure emotions? Have you ever touched their wounds (reflecting in their words) with bare hands and felt like the scars transferred to your soul? Some of us surely did.

But have you thought about the other end of the spectrum. What if it’s all a mirage? Suppose you admire someone who writes about women empowerment, but perennially treats his wife as a slave. Suppose a man makes loud social media protest against dowry, but believes he can’t forego his son’s ‘right to dowry’.

Suppose a man always writes about soul mates and in his every writing you find a deeper essence of true love, the more you read him the more you want to know him, and he slowly casts spell on you, you are mesmerized, totally lost in his poetry. But after a while the hypnotism vanishes, And for the first time you noticed his reality contrast starkly with his words. You are there, stranded, thinking how hollow the fulcrum of your relation was. You might have fallen for someone who doesn’t even exist.

We all have encountered so many articles describing the perks of falling in love with a writer. Of course, there are many. The writers are the best magician, so no doubt they can make you immortal, but you know what magic actually is? Right, ‘only the illusion of eyes.’


20 thoughts on “Delusion

  1. “You might have fallen for someone who doesn’t even exist”
    Scarier than the worst nightmare. We lose ourselves in their worlds.No matter how captivating one’s writings are, we have to accept that we will never know who the writer is. That’s what I referred to as an unstitchable mask in my last post. This mask is everywhere.We will never know what depression feels like even by reading a 200 page article, we can only empathise. The things you talk have never been more relevant in this current age of social media where we believe a profile reads everything about a person. Leaving this wonderful quote in “Good will hunting” where Robin Williams tells Matt Damon how cocky his knowledge is, “I ask you about war, you’d probably throw Shakespeare at me, right? “Once more into the breach,dear friends.” But you’ve never been near one. You’ve never held your best friend’s head in your lap… and watch him gasp his last breath lookin’ to you for help. If I asked you about love, you’d probably quote me a sonnet, but you’ve never looked at a woman and been totally vulnerable….”

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  2. Indeed, it’s an unstichable mask. Even if you read book after book,you can’t get everything one goes through. Think about it, how it’s even possible that one dies a little inside every damn day and writes something and by just reading it once or twice we can totally understand the depth. And sometimes you connect your situation to it and overemphasizes it. It’s like I am writing a single sentence and everyone decipher it differently, by their level of perception. So it’s really a risky job. Never judge a writer by his writing.


  3. haha oh my nailed the point…Haha REally it’s cool how you wrote the feelings undoubtedly well..yes writers or who advocates acts opposite of what they spreads.. but not everyone my friend..who wanna fake to this world or pretend to this world that they are good..they beyond the level and express themselves but a true writer is one who speaks his heart irrespective of what he thinks of society or anything. May be I am kind fof person myself..I don’t write something for eyecatching rather I write what i feel and makes me happy..this is how a true writer should be..and oh yea..i have fallen many times..I got disappointed few times..the true person is different from their writings…really sad..

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    1. Yeah..and if you think about it throughly it’s kind of stupidity also.. pretending to be someone you are not… doesn’t make much sense to me..why would anyone do that…
      Btw thanks for stopping by and appreciating my thoughts.😊

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