He had always wanted it but what would society say?
There had been days when he would stand outside the store and merely stare inside. But he could never gather the courage to walk in himself!
He would watch others who had it in envy. But he knew he couldn’t get it because of the lingering question ‘what would the society say?’ Society didn’t like different!
After all, he had to fit in, right?
This was just another day. He was sitting with her, his best friend!
She – A friend of mine saw you outside that store again. What were you doing?
He (shocked) – Nothing. Just looking!
She – Why don’t you just get it? What’s holding you back?
He – If it’s meant to be, it will be!
She – If it’s meant to be, go get it! I don’t wait for destiny to take lead.
It was as if someone had poured a jug full of cold water on his face. It was like he had woken up from a long dream.
Why was he letting society stop him for living the life he wanted?
The next day, he walked up to his favourite store again. Only, this time instead of just standing and staring at it, he pushed the door open and walked in!
He was mesmerized by what he saw. Hundreds of shelves and hundreds of products!
Like he had always believed, makeup was indeed a very beautiful thing.
Author: Zainab Haji