Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Wonderful Flaws You Could Have






















Everyone edits themselves here, and it makes me wonder whether you're ever actually connected to real people, or just the people they all wish they were.

37 comments:

Chop said...

For the record, I never spellcheck our love letters.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos. Deep words. Captivating.

Sarai said...

That's the nature of the internet.

We sanitize our existence.

Drizelle Baluyot said...

Took the words right out of my mouth.

neda said...

i think about this a lot...but i heard about some study where they examined whether people portray an accurate representation of themselves on sites like facebook, and they found that people did.

She said...

True that.

Anonymous said...

because aren't we all just the world's greatest fakers?
love this.

bubu said...

i love this.

Sarah said...

so so true.

Hopeless Romantic said...

Who could know, really?
Even the best of people with the most confidence sometimes wish they were someone else. I know I have. More than I could count.


Also, to someone here, you know who you are: Would it be too much to ask if I asked you to contact me somehow? My curiosity has gotten the best of me. :)

Anonymous said...

just beautiful

Anonymous said...

I love your flaws

Anonymous said...

To someone here, how could you ask such a question anonymously? the world's greatest faker.

Anonymous said...

Trent Reznor said a long time ago that the internet was a great place to be whoever you wanted to be ... true then ... true now ... what's the surprise?

Anonymous said...

hey, we're as real here as much as this is a real "place"! can't have it all dude. ;)

Anonymous said...

I can't edit myself into the person I wish i was because I don't know who or what I wish I was. I can try to make things clearer and possibly fail or let fly an unedited comment like this one.
Lets say we don't like our hair grey so we dye it. No law forces people to dye thier hair so people who dont want to dont have to.
Take a stand. Dont edit your writing! But, if you read something edited and like the thought, is it the thought or the person you like? Are you then guilty of likig dyed hair?
Im 14 so excuse me for thinking everything is real. Behind that reality lies the fraud...and there's nothing more real than a faker.We cant know who we are due to how our brains work, so just enjoy the show. There are no answers to identity questions because there is no real you or me. ( in the sense we can know who we are) Keep an open mind, love unedited and edited people. They both have good points to make.

Lilah said...

yes and no, thats what i think.
everyone does edit themself, and rework their words untill they sound beautiful or meaningful or ideal.
but on the other hand,
there is nothing to hide, noone to judge you.
i believe it's a polished version of people's real emotions, beliefs, fears. because of the anonymity, people reveal things they wouldn't dare to others, their vulnerability.
i'm not sure.
maybe you're right.
i try not to be fake.
with love,

Anonymous said...

Careful, cautious, distance. I understand. All I can do is wait, wait for as long as you think it takes. I purposefully didn't edit myself, for you. So you can see what a mess I actually am ;)

I'm cleaning up though, everyday. It's a daily chore that's taking some time to fully accomplish. Would you like to help? I'm almost done. You can say no, I got this on my own. I'll be brand new by the time this is over.

Work work work, clean clean clean. Until the day I finally see you again. When will that be?

You have to know I feel the same about you as you do me.

What am I doing wrong!?!?

I guess I did it...

Love, it's confusing.

rebecca said...

"A thing unto itself without comparison."- Cold Mountain

"That is what you are." is something i wanted to say to a friend recently, but it would have sounded ridiculous, perhaps it would have been better than the impossibility of words ever being good enough to make anyone really understand anything.

The fact is, I feel like I lie to everyone but her.

Anonymous said...

I believe if you find your soulmate, you are incomplelte without your soulmate.

Anonymous said...

I hate myself for being such a coward. I hate myself for being such a fault finder too.

Anonymous said...

I am here for you and I know you are there for me as well. It doesnt matter if we both edit here.

Anonymous said...

I really think I'm nicer when anonymous then me myself

zonedin said...

I don't have time to edit..if I did that I'd never say anything. I'm also lazy and get bored easily...I always turn in my first draft...rarely the second and never the fifteenth. I'm on to something new.

I probably should edit. I'm gullible because I believe you.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to help but I am not good at it. One of my girlfrieds said I clean only what I see :(
But I would be a good housekeeper for you...
I miss you each and every moment and I am so used to that it feels comfortable instead of miserable. I am abnormal :(
Love,

another random random said...

How can I help?
And, no I don't know. But I would like to.

It's confusing, who are you ;)
I don't know anything. It's mind numbing.

Anonymous said...

Careful, cautious, etc. That was truly the edited version of what is so greatly desired. Trying to appease invisible enemy forces. How lame. What I mean to say is let's throw caution to the wind. I'm not afraid to admit our story to the world. I'm beyond ready to take it to a level that is actualized, even if from a broad distance. I need your love, from now until the end of time, but still I seek your acquiescence. Let's tell the tale of our journey, together. It's a beautiful story - a real page turner. I can't wait to turn the next page, Love.

Anonymous said...

I am so used to seeing people being perfect through computer screens that I end up rejecting them in real life for even tiny flaws.
How absolutely horrible is that?
I myself am made entirely out of flaws.
So with the risk of sounding completely cliche, how can I expect others to accept me when I cannot accept myself?
I blame the internets.

Anonymous said...

Of course I want to help. And you can see me at any time of your choosing. Until that day I will continue to wait with urgent patience. XO

delayne said...

I edit myself because I fear rejection. If you knew the mess that I really am, perhaps you wouldn't like me, so at least for now I can pretend that we're really friends.

Jessica Louise Barlow said...

My thoughts exactly

Brittany said...

This is completely true, and one of my pet peeves that people cannot simply be who they are. It seems to matter more to people what other people think of them. So they put on this act, to me its obvious that it is an act. Maybe some people are good at pretending. But there are others who can't hide at all..

Anonymous said...

I would love to tell our story because it wants to explode from my heart on a daily basis and that would be a bloody mess.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of:

It is the way I felt at the time I painted it. I was young and disillusioned and became convinced that no one in the world was showing his true face. Now that I am old, I know that no one has a true face to show.

Although I'm still not sure what that means.

ren said...

sadly very true

Anonymous said...

To me, "edits" didn't mean literally editing words on a page, and "here" didn't mean a website or the internet... to me it's about how people hide bits of their identity at every turn. it's how the person my family know and the person my friends know and the person my boss knows are different people. and it's hard to know what's real... or what parts of other people we're missing out on...idk

Anonymous said...

Or just the people YOU thought they were.