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Monday, June 07, 2010

Nowhere Man?

When I was still in college, there was a time when I wanted to go away. I didn't. With time, the urge eased up and faded away. But, clearly, it didn't quite die. It's back and, I can tell, it's more than a mere flirtation. I still want to go away, leave. But, as the op-ed piece in this morning's newspaper asks, leave what...for where?


Anonymous Maia said...

A pretty decent question to ask, innit? For where? :-/

8:24 pm  
Blogger GhostOfTomJoad said...

MAIA: We're looking for answers here...not repeating the question ;-)

11:56 am  
Blogger backpacker said...

if it's any comfort, i've felt like that very often.. but then i always find a reason to stay.

6:08 pm  
Blogger GhostOfTomJoad said...

Besides, the point is, is there anywhere to go?

10:51 am  
Blogger backpacker said...

true :)
ref Cavafy's The City on my page...the problem starts with you, as does the solution.

10:56 pm  
Blogger GhostOfTomJoad said...

'there is no ship for you, there is no road.
As you have ruined your life here
in this little corner, you have destroyed it in the whole world.'

- WHERE is the solution here? :-)

Thank god they turned down this fella's application for motivational speaker!

3:09 pm  
Blogger backpacker said...

hehe, the point is that you can't run away from yourself. therefore, the solution too lies within you. trust me on this one... it's true :)

8:55 am  
Blogger GhostOfTomJoad said...

I wasn't talking about running away, either from myself or anybody else, but about leaving. About going away. But, to repeat myself, the point is where does one go? Nowhere is far enough :-)

9:36 pm  
Blogger backpacker said...

how different is the desire to 'go away' from 'running away'? sounds to be like just the speed.. :)

11:50 pm  
Blogger GhostOfTomJoad said...

Aw, crap! I was hoping you wouldn't notice that :-)

Yeah, it's about exiting the scene...except, the problem is that the stage remains the same.

6:07 pm  
Anonymous ricercar said...

indeed. leave what? and for what? the itch to start afresh. it is, apparently, every where and ever present, and insatiable. i sometimes wonder if it is the lure of the trhill of beginnings, or repulsion of the stifling stillness of middles

7:34 pm  
Blogger GhostOfTomJoad said...

RICERCAR: I think it's just good ole' fedupness!!

If Sarah Palin can coin words, so can we!) :-)

BTW, why can't one access your blog?

7:01 pm  
Blogger Maia said...

Hi, check and be ready for a surprise but, PLEASE, don't curse me ;-P

12:53 pm  
Blogger GhostOfTomJoad said...

I just checked, WRETCH!

And, I AM cursing you :-p

9:54 am  

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