Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Isolation

I suppose its true that one is always alone, essentially..but we do manage to forget it in the course of our daily lives, so that we may have daily lives in the first place. But sometimes life forces one to remember. Today was one such momentous occasion. I was in the one place that I detest most in the world, the dentist's chair. I was parting ways with a molar that had decided to make a rather undignified exit from my life after twenty-two years of mostly uninterrupted service. It wasn't as though the dentist was particularly forbidding or anything. In fact, he was probably more worried than I was, given the fact that his patient looked like she was on the verge of hysterics. And I had a somewhat queasy friend around to hold my hand as well. In spite of all this, I can safely say that I've never felt so alone. Nothing like pain to give one a little perspective. Anyway, now its over, till the next time my dentures decide to give me grief. Till then i'll try to forget, and I'm sure I'll be mostly successful, coz otherwise life refuses to go on. Ok, my daily quota of profundity has been filled, so i'm gonna get back to the more mundane task of forcing some ice-cream down my throat. Toot toot.

9 comments:

main! said...

nobody has to 'force' ice cream down one's throat!if they have to they are not normal!
yes ultimately we are all alone..we can surround ourselves with people but the fact remains we are alone, and there is only so much that we can share with them!

so do i sound profound enough?

oh and now i feel 'alone' cause i don't own a blog!!!

heh? ok said...

yes you're quite profound..i don't like icecream too much, you know.. is that deviant?

ninkita said...

what a discussion...

A) Not liking icecream may be considered deviant in some social groups. However, I doubt if you belong to them.
B)There is loneliness and there is loneliness. That is profound :D
C)creating a blog is unfairly easy. thats why so many weirdoes have blogs.. thats why all the names you want for the blog are already taken...

heh? ok said...

yes well lonely sucks sometimes, but then its also good to get away from all the noise and be miserable in peace.

Anonymous said...

hav u red 1984 by george orwell... somehow the way they torcher him in prison and how he "betrays" his beloved whn forced to face his worst fear.. ths jst reminded me of tht chapter.. dunno y? :S

heh? ok said...

@ sun
why does my writing remind you of george orwell, and that too of 'torcher'? maybe i should read it..

Anonymous said...

dunno y

heh? ok said...

@sun
yes yes i did read your earlier comment so no need to highlight parts of it. 'twas merely a rhetorical question. :P

Exigo Animus said...

errghh lonliness is the pinnacle..i feel like im killin some part of my ego ven i mix wid ppl.. i hate it at times.. really hate it.