onion

curious-bi-nature's picture

sometimes i feel like an onion. happy and fun on the top layer, but as you dig deeper i get more sad and boring. i think people figure this out about me, or i cant figure them out.. i can keep up with amazing people for awhile, but then something happens and makes me think they peeled back one too many layers. they stop talking to me as much, they cut back on jokes they think i wont get. they smile tiredly at a joke i tell, as if theyve heard it a thousand times and i'm so unoriginal. conversations become more stilted, and slowly die off. this can't keep happening.

how...
why..
help.

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funnyflyby's picture

sigh

I'm the same way...
agh.

Bi the Book's picture

i have to say that i dont

i have to say that i dont know what you are talking about! you are plenty interesting through all ur layers. i on the other hand are sad and depressing all the way down. im more like a brussels sprout. im boring and depressing and everything else all the time. sorry if this is depressing but see what i mean? im just rly depressed right now so don't mind me but it still stands that you are one awesome totally always interesting onion! <3s

lonewolf678's picture

sorry to say,

i feel the same way.

curious-bi-nature's picture

glad it's not just me... :/

glad it's not just me... :/ how do you guys deal?

MacAvity's picture

Onions... The top layers are

Onions... The top layers are not particularly happy and fun. Just dry and useless, really, but they protect the inner layers, so that must be some sort of use... The inside is alive, but tear-inducing... Thing about onions, though, is that they become sweet when they're cooked, and lose their tear-inducing capabilities. I don't know how that fits into the metaphor... I'm sure it does, somehow... But nobody cooks an onion with its skin on, that much I know. I'm sure that's symbolic, I just don't know how.

curious-bi-nature's picture

hmmm let me try to fit this

hmmm let me try to fit this in. i love analogies. but first, i only picked onion because of the layers (think shrek). lets think deeper though. the skin (happy, fun) isn't useful for any kind of real friendship, just for being friendly. the inside, while maybe boring and sad, is at least true to who i am. people who cook (metaphor needed here) could appreciate that, because they don't like the skin. skin deep, all that fun shit. and what good is an onion skin, really? it gives the onion a nice color, a good first impression. but if you really want to be friends with this onion, wouldn't you throw out the skin anyways? and who knows, maybe this friend is a good cook. maybe with them, you caramelize, somewhat transforming into a sweet happy person.

heh, maybe im taking it too obscurely. but i tried.

MacAvity's picture

But how do the onions that

But how do the onions that we are get cooked? That is the question. That is the missing bit of the metaphor.

curious-bi-nature's picture

heat of friendship?

heat of friendship?

curious-bi-nature's picture

it's not that you've

it's not that you've changed. you've just found someone who can find sweetness in your sad boring state, and helps you along until you find it too.

funnyflyby's picture

*applauds*

Good idea! Unfortunately, I don't like onions anyway, but I see what you mean!