Role Playing

by Aparna Kar

I wonder if I am not proud of the fact that my greatest talent lies in my acting skills. I play the role of a perfect student/daughter/sister/friend so absurdly well that it scares me sometimes. Which of the masks I wear is the real me or have I lost it somewhere in my pursuit of perfection? I look into the mirror and ask, "Who am I actually?" And it replies back: "More than you think you are, less than you can be." And I start afresh with renewed vigor.


Aparna Kar, whose blog is The Variegated Sky, is an MBA student residing in Boston.