Invisible’s Expectations

If you had the power to not be seen, what would you do? Would you rob? Scare people? Dictate to them? Physically harm and threaten others? Be rude, arrogant and self-centered? I chose those things because that was what exactly what Griffin, the Invisible Man from H.G. Wells novel did.

He got what he wanted but came to the realization that it was not what he had expected. His gain became his loss after he found out at what great price he paid for it.

“Before I made this mad experiment I had dreamt of a thousand advantages. That afternoon it seemed all disappointment. I went over the heads of the things a man reckons desirable. No doubt invisibility made it possible to get them, but it made it impossible to enjoy them when they are got.” from chapter 23, In Drury Lane, The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

He was an angry person when he could have been seen and grew even angrier when he could not, because of the betrayal and the “nosiness” of others. He wanted his visibility back; the thing he thought was not much. He got it, and that too was not how he had expected.

Know and enjoy what you have because when it is gone, it might just be too late to get it back. Or, to get it back might cost you dearly in the end.

Have a moon morning and a starry night. 🙂

Have a lovely, sunflower day. 🙂

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