Monday, December 25, 2006

X-must

Happy birthday Jesus
You're 2006 years old today, they opine
They call it Christmas
The season when all's happy and fine
But I still see bitterness around
And sadness still spread
Despair and violence still abound
And many with neither water nor bread
'Friends' at each other's throats
Others at work behind backs
Talking and biting, the wily turncoats
Some at work with knives and hacks
Why the hate, why the spite?
Why does all the faith and trust go for a toss?
One by one, they all fall on a lonely night
Looking for names to blame for their loss
I know you have the answers to all
It's we who don't know where to look
You reply through what we know as the Soul
While we stonedly scour every religious book
Religion is not my cup of tea
Nor is theology into what i delve
But alas, peace within us is what we can never see
Heck, I'll just lie back and listen to 2112

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Loneliness vs Solitude

"There is a difference between loneliness and solitude. Loneliness is boring, whereas in solitude you can inspect and examine your deeds and thoughts."
- Sudha Murthy in 'How I Taught My Grandmother To Read and other stories'
There is no way I can deny the former sentence. The latter I can only partly agree with...
It's probably up to how you visualise loneliness - in my view, there are those that see loneliness as a depressing factor, some convert every moment of loneliness into solitude, using or utilising each moment to reflect on some thought or the other, and then there are those that are absolutely unperturbed by loneliness, some even oblivious to it... some preferring to stay that way out of choice. It's a tricky period - loneliness certainly is. The surreal sound of silence, the serenity of oneness, away from the crowds, away from din... it can be your peace, it can be your undoing. Either way, it can be your release. You are warned...

Saturday, December 16, 2006

How do only wise guys always end up saying famous quotes?

I thought I'd add a touch of wisdom to this page. And since wisdom is not my best drinking buddy, I shall just go out with others' drinking buddies (or, in saner words, I will just mooch off on others' wise words).

"I don't know the secret of success, but the secret of failure is to try to please everybody." --Bill Cosby
(Woohoo... upside is that I managed to crack at least some secret. At least according to Bill Cosby's analysis)

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." - Galileo Galilei
(Easy for him to say that. He was a physicist+astronomer+philosopher. I'm the average-ugly-fat-Joe)

"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." - Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
(Friends who? Guess Mr. Martin Luther King Jr. doesn't know of my average-ugly-fat-Joe status)

"If you are going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
(I guess it's definitely better than staying still in a dark place. At least if you're moving, you might get into some trouble and end up making someone laugh as you get hurt)

"Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung." - Voltaire (1694-1778)
(... and/or blogged)

Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded. - Fyodor Dostoevski
(Guilty as charged... hehehe)

Saturday, December 02, 2006

The Trial

What's the verdict? Guiltier than thou? Spared and exiled to exoneration-nation? I love you prosecutors (at least some of you for sure) but frankly, I grew oblivious of the trial eons ago. I really thank you prosecutors (not just some... but all). You've shown me how innocence is not a plain colour like black or white - somewhere in my indifference I found that innocence is a coat of grey with some green and some more red thrown in. I have nothing against the plaintiff. I bear no ill towards the judge. I don't even oppose the plaintiff himself doubling up as the judge here. He was wronged and this certainly is no court of law. He seeks justice but since that is another grey area itself, I will just hope he finds his peace. And who am I to oppose the double-play? I am part-defence-attorney myself. Alas, my co-defendant, who is actually the prime accused here, may not be in sure hands. That's perhaps wherein the error lies. You've labeled the wrong defendant the prime accused. Set the defendant free, please. Pass me the noose, if you please.
The defence rests its case (if any)
 

neverknown © 2008. Chaotic Soul :: Converted by Randomness