Poems, Thoughts

Laughing Away Your Embarrassment

Feeling embarrassed of a certain embarrassing moment in the past when you reflect on it now makes you vulnerable to being embarrassed by it again, and all the swords of embarrassment come stabbing you in the heart and you wither and cry once more in the same corner of your bedroom, feeling too embarrassed to show your face again. What if your entire past was filled with embarrassing moments, more than half of which you are unaware of? What if you have witnessed embarrassing moments of others but dare not reveal to them, in fear of embarrassing them again? Why do their embarrassing moments seem funny to you? Why then can’t your past embarrassing moments make you giggle instead of cry?

Your laughter at your past is testament to your life now, which inevitably will bring about new embarrassing moments. Isn’t it always better to have reasons to laugh about when you look back at your past than to cry over them? Isn’t it always better to celebrate a person’s life after his death than to cry over him?

The world needs more happy people. So, be one of them.

– Parveen Maghera