Whispers in the shadows

I’ve recently began college classes once more, and I’ve made an interesting observation. It’s not news, but now it’s more confirmed. Throughout my life I’ve noticed that a lot of people whisper about you as you walk past, and sometimes you don’t even notice. I have personally had it happen a lot due to being an identical twin. Though just recently, I found myself whispering about someone else. I saw a guy with a dark olive tan complexion contrasting with the most beautiful green eyes. All I could think was “damn he has beautiful eyes, and he probably doesn’t even realize it.” I whispered to my twin and told her about the green eyed guy sitting across the way. We whispered among ourselves about his gorgeous eyes as he sat in his own world. He had head phones in, and was writing away in his spiral notebook. He had no clue he was being secretly complimented. I used to believe that people who don’t voice their admirations aloud were not taking advantage of a perfect opportunity to make someone’s day with a genuine compliment. Now I know it’s a completely different story being on the admiring end. When you see a person with captivating eyes, you don’t just walk up to them, tap their shoulder (they take out their headphones), and then say “you have such amazing eyes.” Because such a compliment could be perceived as rather creepy and a little bit delving compared to General observing. Your eyes are particularly one of the most personal parts of your body that can be admired out of all. You can’t stare deep into someone’s a** and evoke any deep penetrating emotion from just a signal stare. So even going up and saying that a person has nice eyes is an intimidating prospect. The one thing I’ve observed though is that all eyes typically are very unique and attractive in their own way, though some jump ahead of the rest due to how remarkable they are. Which brings me back to how intimidating of a theory it would be to go up and compliment such a stunning pair of eyes. Back to my main point though. Many people watch and observe us, some negatively and others positively. One thing I don’t think many of notice is that it happens way more frequently than we may suspect. If I’m sitting in the heart of a building for classes, trying to get my studying done, odds are, I’ll be looking up from my book at the first sight of movement around me. I’m too curious for my own good, and so are a great majority of us. We watch others, form opinions, watch more people, and repeat. Some of us are more vocal to the group were surrounded by, when we see someone who particularly catches our eye. So if your the shy quiet type who is in their own world studying, you may think you’ve blocked yourself from the outside world momentarily, but you’ll never push it out. No matter how blocked off you are, you still may be admired for purely that reason. You’re not looking desperately for the attention or pea-coking yourself for the outside world, and that’s the draw. I’ve already been captivated by two quiet, “in-their-own-world-ers.” So the next time your all down because you don’t receive any compliments, just remember that there are whispers in the shadows all around you.

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