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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

In your face!

If there be an equivalent of the Eureka! moment to describe the precise moment disappointment descended, I'd say I had two of those recently...and, in pretty quick succession too! For the uninitiated lesser mortals, these are moments when the light bulb pops in your head - in this case it popped off and not on - and you stop and go 'Hmm'.

The first of these came on my birthday and the second, two days later, at a family do in a church! It's so strange that, at times, we're completely unable, or unwilling, to recognise what has been staring us in the face for almost an eternity. It doesn't speak very highly of one either way, does it? Unwilling or unable...I don't know which is worse :-)

The answer to happiness, then - okay, relative happiness - may lie in the answer to the question 'Why?' Why is one unable, or unwilling, or recognise the truth?



Blogger Maia said...

Family do in a church?

8:56 am  
Blogger backpacker said...

you're alive, that's another Eureka moment!

1:31 pm  
Blogger GhostOfTomJoad said...

Maia: So, what're you family can't have a 'do' in a church? Or, that, they can't have do in a 'church'? :-/

Backpacker: Alive? Yeah, guess so :-)

You're not related to this girl after whom a wafers company named its product, are you? ;-)

Good to see you!

3:30 pm  
Blogger backpacker said...

haha, she is to me, what raj kiran was to rishi kapoor in karz. hehe..

good to see you too! how've you been?

5:11 pm  
Blogger GhostOfTomJoad said...

Raj Kiran? You do know what he was caught doing, right? Trying to scale the walls of the curly-haired Sai baba's ashram and threatening to kill him! :-)

Oh, I'm getting along...

3:09 pm  
Blogger backpacker said...

I like how you've three full lines on Raj Kiran and less than one for yourself! Les Terrible! hehe, but seriously.. what's with the century-long blog breaks? you make me look good!

12:01 am  
Anonymous ricercar said...

i find it incredibly hard to see a truth close to home sometimes. i look and look but i cant make sense of all the mad jumble of thoughts and information.

9:44 pm  
Blogger GhostOfTomJoad said...

BACKPACKER: I haven't had the time to blog lately and, to be honest, didn't have much to say either. But, I guess I could've written a few more posts in the last few days - and there's been plenty to say too - but haven't had the energy for it.

What's your excuse? :-)

RICERCAR: I guess you fall in the 'Unable' category then. I'm in 'Unwilling', which, I'm told, is a wee bit worse than the former :-)

But, seriously, I guess it amounts to our basic need to cling on to some sort of a safety blanket, doesn't it?

5:40 pm  
Blogger backpacker said...

no excuse :) plan to change that.

10:11 am  
Anonymous ricercar said...

i guess you're right - it is a need, maybe because it makes life easier (possible?)

dont know if unable is better than unwilling. if unwilling changes his mind, he would be able :-)

what was that post that just flashed on and dissapeared? are you doing a ricercar? :-)

9:19 pm  
Blogger GhostOfTomJoad said...

RICERCAR: If unwilling were to change his mind, he wouldn't be himself, would he? :-)

oh, that post wasn't anything much...just some silly drivel! but, you mean ricercar too writes posts that she deletes a few hours later? ;-)

6:13 pm  
Blogger backpacker said...

yo, same Q. want to read mysterious post.

8:50 am  
Blogger GhostOfTomJoad said...

BACKPACKER: Same A. Was a sily, silly post and I should've known better than to put it up. Trust me, you didn't miss anything ;-)

3:44 pm  

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