Monday, February 13, 2006

Who are you? by Michelle

If I take you away from your birthland and set you down in a strange country. If I take away your home and your family connections, your childhood friends and your favourite relatives.

Who are you?

If I take away your religion, your culture. The way you speak and the language you are speaking. Your slang and your traditions, your superstitions..

Who are you?

If I take your style of dressing, Your favourite TV show. The books on your shelf and the food in your refrigerator.

Who are you?

If I take away the colour of your skin and hair, the shape of your face. Your ancestry, your ethnicity..

Who are you?

If I take away your gender and its bias. Your preconceived notions of how you must act and react, purely related to two basic body formats based on the need for reproduction.

Who are you?

What makes you YOU?

9 comments:

Premalatha said...

not now, michelle.:( When I am trying to shed all the colours that came with me, yours make me put them back on. I am more confused now.

Good one. :)

Michelle said...

LOL

I actually wrote that last month and forgot about it. Then I read your recent offerings and thought "Wow, this could connect in a way."

So I went and got it out the folder and stuck it here. Lately I can't answer those qiestions myself. Who am I? Crikey!! I have no idea.

.. new years resolution - figure out who I am. :)

Premalatha said...

my new year resolution is, stop confusing myself too much, work for godsake, try to learn how to be a subordinate for godsake, try to learn how to "work", enough of me enjoying life, stop figuring out and analysing and being judgemental about everything/everyone around me. lol. My head has been spinning spinning and spinning all the time in my life, i want my head to focus in my work to earn for my living. I going in serious debt otherwise.
lol.

sudha said...

what you take away among those listed (there are more that could be added) that would leave me stripped, is what i wear to express the real me ? no two people of the same conditioning/upbringing are the same. else i will be my sister's clone.

Michelle said...

Hi Sudha

sorry I missed your reply!

I'd also add, as an astrologer, that makes you "you" was there when you first entered this world. Long before any other influence had an effect.

sudha said...

is that the general theory believed by astrologers , then ? that raises a lot of questions now, to me. like how does that fit into the whole fate/destiny thing? as in that it has all been predecided -- the nature of the individual too?

Michelle said...

Hi Sudha

Wow. Answering your questions would need a whole blog by themselves. I have another friend who has just started her own astrology blog. You should pop some of these questions there.

http://astrologyneverlies.blogspot.com/

The Visitor said...

Nice set of questions - I am reminded of a post on identity and what makes up one's identity. The discussion in the comments was really thought provoking - Is it possible to renounce some undesired aspect of your identity?

Michelle said...

Thank you visitor, and sorry for making you wait so long for a reply!