Look in My Eyes

Look in My Eyes

Marching his way towards me confidently and eyeing me with strong eyes as if telling me look in my eyes. Disturbed by the sudden order and I looked him in the eyes and found myself lost in the darkness of the unknown. I was truly stranded and my eyes froze in their place. What is that I am seeing?

I dared and looked at him in the eye. But is that real eye? Yes, it has white stuff around it to reflect light. I was perplexed by the color of his eye when he shouted at me: if you don't have eyes to see, then you have ears to listen. Look me in the eyes I said. I felt as if my ears got infected and felt my head rotating very fast. How could I look him in the eyes with me feeling dizzy? One minute later I felt better and pooled my courage and looked him again in the eyes. He started laughing at me saying you have eyes to see, but you don't have observing eyes. Can't you tell real eyes from mimicry-eyes? You see my eyes make me look bigger than really I am and you look smaller than you are with your shrinking eyes. You know ignorance makes you puzzled and out of focus. How could you look me in the eyes?

My eyes went to an expedition journey to observe this time that I was seeing randomly patterned eye spots and goodness me- do I see eight real eyes? Which eye to look at them? My confusion started to build up and I found myself lost in a desert with no compass to show me which direction to take. I felt my throat dry and I had no water to sip. Feeling so exhausted I fell to the ground and started crawling my way away.

Look in My Eyes

I heard him laughing as I crawled. Laughingly indeed he said to me when you are in your eggshell of fear. The first I had was my eggshell. Eat your fear eggshell if you want to metamorphose into a brave man. It is fear that paralyzes you. Why can't you paralyze fear instead? At the moment I collected my drops of courage and bravely looked at him in the eyes. I wish I didn't for my fear compounded. I saw twelve real tiny eyes- I would call them eyelets. I could hardly see them because it was getting dark. He looked at me and read my new source of fear- darkness is on the door footsteps. Now tell me how you would find your way. I have the eyes of differentiating light from dark. May be the light coming from your knowledge of me would help you, but your knowledge is meager. I shook my head not knowing what to do. You see you move your head, you nod, but for no purpose. When I move my head I judge the depth around me and the distances I need to make. I can tell that you have no depth. You are shallow. You think you know, but what you know is very little. You know little knowledge is worse than ignorance.

It was getting dark. He started making silk and building it into a home. I felt helpless. We throw rumors from our mouths and when we are in trouble we find they have no use.

This time I looked myself in my eyes and found my reality. At that time he left me and I was alone. I needed the darkness to remind me that the real light is by knowing how little I know.

I dedicate this buzz to Kevin Pashuk. You know the HE I was talking to. You challenged me and I responded my dear friend. I leave it to the readers to guess who he is.


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Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#45
Melissa Hefferman- you are now a great friend. I extend my arm to you

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#43
Unbelievable! Joanne Swecker- this lady quality is reflected in her comment. I have the magic carpet and it is your comment, Joanne. You are one of the dearest people and it is a great and happy occasion to meet with you on beBee.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#41
Steve Chapman- your words and heir selection ar so natural that they go straight to the heart. It is great to start the morning here with these lovely feelings and understanding and I extend both to your kind self

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

5 years ago #29

#21
Thank you dear Ali Anani.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#38
You remind me of my childhood in which going to movies was the main entertainment. Our joy doubled with some cinemas offering two movies for one ticket. You offered me three movies with one ticket CityVP Manjit.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #27

Two for the price of one, I get to look at storytelling and discover something about caterpillars I did not know i.e. that they can have up-to 12 eyes. As I looked to read about this more, I fell upon an even stranger story, of a 3 year old Indian girl that had a caterpillar fall into her eye. Her eyes are normal now but she needed 3 operations to remove barbs from the caterpillars skin http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/3-year-old-operated-on-6-times-as-caterpillar-falls-into-eye/articleshow/50876204.cms - how wonderful nature is that it creates false eyes and real eyes - an absorbing account here indeed.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#36
I wrote a lot of presentations on the art of storytelling and now decided to test my wheels on the road. Thank you Aaron Skogen for your very encouraging comment and sharing of this buzz. Much obliged to you.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#34
I thrive on your comments dear Tausif Mundrawala for you explain what you like in a buzz. This is enriching a lot and therefore I am deeply thankful to you

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#32
And courageous you are, full of wisdom you are Amroussi Mohamed

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#30
Smiling truth you are and truthfully smiling you are Irene Hackett. This is a gift for how many people give cunning smiles these days! Two honest smiles are on their way to you.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
Insurmountable pleasure you endowed me with your beautiful comment Irene Hackett. BTW Hack means truth in Arabic and truthfully I felt myself flying on the wings of your supportive comment

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
Insurmountable pleasure you endowed me with your beautiful comment Irene Hackett. BTW Hach means truth in Arabic and truthfully I felt myself flying on the wings of your supportive comment.

Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador

Another great story by @Ali Anani! Best regards, Bill Stankiewicz

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#24
Best regards filled with appreciation Bill Stankiewicz

Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador

Another great story by Ali Anani! Best regards, Bill Stankiewicz

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
Just to get you 'hooked" in the web to benefit from your sound mind

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#19
I shared your great wisdom and post on beBee Milos Djukic. Now I know who is the social leader

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#19
Proceeding to read your post Milos Djukic. For now, I ask who is a leader is self-organizing societies?

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

5 years ago #14

You Are a Social Leader dear Ali Anani The Butterfly Effect. "You Are a Social Leader? The Butterfly Effect", LI long-form post: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/you-social-leader-butterfly-effect-milos-djukic?trk=prof-post

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
As an analyst you see with many "instruments I's. This is comment of different spice and I love it William King

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#14
My problem my friend had twelve eyelets @Randy Keho

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
The butterfly effects starts with a very humble movement- the flap of a butterfly wing. What starts humble could shake up mountains. So, I fully agree with your example and establishing virtual e-teams with three to four bees in each might result in wonders Kevin Pashuk

Randy Keho

Randy Keho

5 years ago #10

"A friend's eye is a good mirror."

Kevin Pashuk

Kevin Pashuk

5 years ago #9

Authors such as J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis and others used to meet at a pub in Oxford and share their creative ideas, their stories, and some beverages. From this bevy of writers came such works as 'Lord of the Rings', 'The Chronicles of Narnia' and much more. They called themselves the 'Inklings'. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inklings) Perhaps beBee is the modern replacement for such a creative community. And to think it may have started with a picture of such a lowly creature .

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
I believe this is another facet for beBee to differentiate from others. Brilliant comment and I do hope more readers shall pick the candle and add to it before passing it to other Anees Zaidi

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
Wonderful buildup dear Anees Zaidi- I enjoyed it and the readers shall I assure you. Who knows hat this endeavor shall metamorphose to!

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
Don't worry dear Kevin Pashuk)

Kevin Pashuk

Kevin Pashuk

5 years ago #5

I am surprised and delighted at the same time Ali Anani at the art you have drawn from a simple photo. I do wish i could award this story something more than 'relevant'.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
I was wondering how this post would sound to me as I know this is unfamiliar buzz. So, I am so happy and as much blushed by your lovely comment and appreciation Sara Jacobovici

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
S little s I know, but one thing I know for sure. It is how appreciative and expressive man you are. Your sentiments speaks volumes dear Anees Zaidi

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
You asked me once to write a story. This is MY Story and I am glad you liked it debasish majumder

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #1

I am beyond words Ali Anani. To say you are a Renaissance Man would be limiting. You are a man of all time.

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