So if my attempt at a pun is a complete fail then ‘myst-orious’ refers to my view on the current Oscar Pistorius trial.
It is a complete and utter MYSTERY.
For those of you who are unaware, Mr Pistorius otherwise known as ‘the blade runner ‘ is currently on trial after being charged for the premeditated murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. (Well I guess my BBC news watching has most definitely paid off!!)
Anyway, I’m not here to pass judgement or regurgitate all I’ve learnt about the trial over the past few days. I’m merely here because watching and reading about the highly anticipated trial got me thinking…do you ever really know a person?
I mean, we all have that one person that we feel we can tell anything to and completely unwind with but within our minds there are things that other people don’t and may never know about us.
The Pistorius Trial is such a huge example of it. Everyone in that courtroom is attempting to do something that I don’t think can ever be fully done-and that is to know the motive behind his killing. They may get close but at the end of the day, the only people who will know what truly happened that fateful night are Oscar and Reeva.
I don’t know if that makes me scared or just fascinated. But at least it’s made me think. I mean despite my view that you can never truly know a person, I don’t think it diminishes the fun in getting to know a person.
I was watching The OC the other day (#majorthrowback) and a character named Kirstin was discussing this same thing with her husband. They both agreed that truly knowing a person is impossible and it’s one of the many things that makes marriage difficult. BUT, she then said that it’s part of what makes love so much fun…letting go with a person and learning new things about them as you go along.
I think, as someone who’s so obsessed with having everything in her life in order and over-planning; that is just about the scariest thing in life for me. But I’m beginning to learn that maybe sometimes it’s alright to be scared, and it’s alright to let loose because it’s in those moments of vulnerability that you might just get a glimpse of the real you or who you’d aspire to be.
So, I’m never gonna know people as much as I’d want to, but learning a little more each day is a gift-at least that’s how I feel.