Amit was the life of 10 ‘B’ ….total fun, very enthusiastic, always willing to help his friends, and most importantly, someone who was always very happy! His jokes used to send his classmates into riots of laughter, and one could easily say that he was the most amicable person in class. Not to be left behind in studies, he was one of the class toppers as well, and also the teacher’s pet…….but who can fight time and fate? Amit lost his mother in an accident….the very person who was his moral support throughout his life , who had always inspired him to excel in whatever he did, and guided him in difficult situations, was now no more. It took Amit some time for the news to actually sink in, and when it did, he felt like a part of him had also died….he seemed to be gradually losing interest in his life…..he was also not a person who would share his innermost feelings with anyone. So Amit decided to keep all his sorrows buried in his heart, and put on a mask, pretending to be normal again. It was back to being the same-old enthu Amit, the Amit who could bring a smile on virtually anyone’s face with his funny one-liners and witty remarks! …he appeared more jolly than ever, and seemed to be in total control of the situation…..his face was smiling, but his heart was still crying…he did not allow anyone to look into his heart and find out what was there inside….sadly, he got used to wearing this mask on his face, so much so that after 10 years, when his girlfriend got married to someone else, he did not shed a single tear or show any signs of frustration…..The mask had become a very part of his existence……….
There are many Amits amidst us, who are hiding themselves behind an alibi of emotions. But, as in this case, most of them go unnoticed………..