“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” Allen Ginsberg
Do you follow Ginsberg’s advice– in your writing and/or in your every day life?
If I follow my inner moonlight including don’t hide the madness as suggested by Ginsberg, I cannot be sure how people who see me will think. Most of the time I try to hide that inner madness to avoid being called a lunatic. I saw some people who do not hesitate to show their madness and are branded by society to stay away from such a person.
Certain amount of inner madness if controlled can benefit some, others will turn their back and still others will give the evil look.
When we are in public lot of things happen we do not like, but we take a deep breath and move on. It happened yesterday to me I went to see the sales lady from whom I bought the furniture, it was not the right one so I returned it, they received the furniture five days ago but as of yesterday I wasn’t given the refund.
I went to the store and found out she was on her lunch break for an hour, I walked around to see how I could spend my time for that hour, while walking I saw her coming, she quickly hid her face with a piece of paper, I stopped and called her name, she behaved normally, she didn’t know I had seen her trying to hide her face. If I had used my inner madness in that mall I knew it wouldn’t gain any friends for me instead I spoke to her as if nothing out of the ordinary had taken place.
It was decision time for me,I made up my mind not to buy anything from her, this I thought was the best way to deal with my inner madness.