The reality behind this frozen sheet of ice reveals itself every year in June. The layer of ice thaws away, leaving behind rocks of ice of various shapes and sizes. The ice can only last so long on the surface of the water – 9 months. During the summery months, it reveals its genuine self – an endless horizon of polluted water.
It’s like humans, you know. We spend most of our time adopting an “outside-home” persona. At work, we are more polite to one another. At school, people are friendlier to one another. It’s only at home that we get a real sense of one’s true self.
It takes time to get to know someone for who they really are. Just like how the sea spends 3/4 of its life hiding behind an icy layer, so do we.
Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is. (Albert Camus)