Tuesday, January 24, 2012

CRAZY TALK


CRAZY TALK

I do not remember from when I thought it necessary to calibrate my position in a mentally created continuum between any two states. My present attempt to annotate the same with a confessional monograph is a difficult endeavour because I dwell on incomplete knowledge. Even a simple question to myself like, ‘Am I happy?’ would require an agonizingly long time to decide what should be my answer. The uncertainty is about where to correctly put the dot in the measurement scales. If it were another person’s question, the process gets still harder. There would be the additional consideration about what I want him or her to understand.
There are many differentials. Every part of any dialogue is not necessarily correctly appreciated. Some part of it remains unperceived. This may be unintentional for pure lack of attention or an embarrassing incongruity of intelligence quotients. The vexing fear is of being misunderstood. A few pertinent points are the constraints of vocabulary and convolutions of the thinking process and discrepancies so forth. It is ego-hurting to not being able to make one self clear. There may indeed be such premises where no matter how hard it is tried complete comprehension is never the end result.
At other times, it is a hide-and-seek game. This is to see a person not catching the drift of what was conveyed but not for him or her to understand. The pleasure is in finding out someone who succeeds and employs a counter in tandem.

5 comments:

Dr.Mayurakshi said...

@Gaurav Da
WARNING: Comment longer than post! (And that's why I've only 37 followers on Twitter)

There are certain thoughts that lurk in the deepest sulci of our minds, the ones that are often commonplace yet too bothersome and distressing to analyze on the rare occasions of solitude when we dare to bring them up and struggle to give them coherence, and hope that its integrity remains when we convey it to others. I never manage to get it right; I don't know when to shut up, when to speak up, when to retort (I usually come up with a suitable one ten hours late), when to say what, and the correct sequence of words. But I realize it a tad late that how it appears in my mind, my intentions and often deliberate cautiousness not too offend anyone; isn't how it appears to the one hearing me talk. Sometimes the whole process is so exhausting, and knowing that it won't be perceived in entirety, I don't proceed beyond monosyllabic replies. Maybe that's why I chose to write. That's why it's such a pleasure to read your innermost dilemmas in other's words and derive solace that they confounds others in the species too! That's why this is my favorite post in your blog, gaurav da.

I'd been blogging for three and half years, it started as pure novelty of having a faceless audience, but somewhere along the way I fell in love with writing. I lack the talent, words don't come to me effortlessly; I struggle with syntax, content and structure. I only have the books I read as mentors. And there's a sad lack of originality and genius among Indian bloggers (me included); that's a shallow well of inspiration.

So, I was pleasantly surprised and positively thrilled when I found your blog! The humor hooked me, and now I find myself leisurely reading a post once every day and taking mental notes: the way a trivial plot is enfolded into a saga, the blend of reality and fiction(which is unexplored territory for me, and I've tried it in my latest post), the word assembly- trimming the bulge and innovative sequences, the effortless wit (reminds me of jerome k jerome's "three men in a boat"- deadpan humor that makes you wonder 'what goes on in that mind!'),the real poetry that actually rhymes, and the minute observations (it's all in the details, after all).

It's evident you are a born writer, while I am learning (and quite sincerely) to be one. I'm glad I found this blog, and nearly kick myself that I hadn't discovered this earlier (I did through a link Pavel had shared, but I was not a regular on google reader then)!

Keep writing. As often as it permits. Keep experimenting. Keep the humor alive. Keep inspiring. God knows, we desperately need some in an era of Rs.99/ authors!

This is a thank you comment.

Rov said...

Mayurakshi, I have seen your blog. It is like a full grown man while mine is still a baby! It is like "Baby's Day Out" now! My smile can only grow bigger at these encouraging words from a veteran.

Dr.Mayurakshi said...

Only in the number of posts, not content.

Rov said...

Nothing like that! I have read some of your posts. They make good, easy-paced reading! keep it up!

Dr.Mayurakshi said...

That's exactly what I am trying to learn to change. I don't want to be read post lunch through drowsy eyelids. It should be something that makes the reader want to hold the person next to them and say, "Please read this. Now!" But the question is how? Your blog, esp the humour posts, are like that. Also check out the localteaparty blog. A sharp mind behind that one too.