(human and their extreme emotions that take over each other in various situations of life. Narrating a short conversation of characters that live in me.)
I am having major issues with the two of you Smile and Frown.
Both of you have been fighting too much leaving this human (me) nowhere.
This just can’t go on.
Now let me talk.
Today let me address the two of you individually.
Smile, since you wish to win, let me hear from you first.
Smile: ‘ You are my problem actually. Your eyes and ears were my friends. You took them away from me girl.’
Me: ‘ What? What makes you talk like that? Tell me straight.’
Smile: ‘You left me in a big big hollow space with nothing around me a few days back. I walked straight aimlessly since then looking for someone but all I saw was hazy images from your eyes and slight sound from your ears. I
Tried reaching them but the journey seemed like infinite. I called out loud for your attention a number of times. I even used the speaker to shout out that loud but you did not respond. I called for eyes and ears but they ignored. Of course they would, since you told them to stay away from me.
Just a week back when I met Frown on my way back, he told me you are his favourite these days. You take him along when you go to college, go for groceries, go for food at a restaurant, go to a park or everywhere actually. That’s not done you see. I was always your favourite. Why this now?
Not just this, while Frown narrated this to me, he showed me the way back to eyes and ears. I was happy to see them for a while when Frown kicked me off suddenly and throw me at a distance after sometime. He then came to me saying, ‘ Smile, I am sorry, I can’t let you enter because the master likes me more these days.’ I was sad, but I still smiled. I kept calm and asked him to sit with me in brain between the two eyes, right in the centre.
We spoke and made a deal of not pushing each other anymore but whoever sees or hears first makes a move to towards you. To him, it was fine then but he seems to be acting too smart after that. He still fights with me and nothing has solved. Why should I be the one for everything from you and from Frown then?
Me: ‘A-hmm. Okay and what about you Frown? Let me hear from you as well.’
Frown: ‘Smile is right. I do not disagree to anything that she says but she thinks she can win over you every time. She thinks whatever eyes and ears tell her, only she can answer. I know I am not your favourite and nobody’s in fact. I am sorry, I just tried to make use of the moment of you leaving her into that big big hole. For once, I did help her but then I was selfish again.
Girl, I think only you can solve this. You need to treat both of us equally. Set timings so that we can play our roles best and our friendship with eyes and ears never get spoilt and none of us be your favourite.’
Me: ‘Got it Smile; Got it Frown. Let me think on this. But for now, two of you disappear.’