Saturday, March 05, 2005

It’s not that simple

“I just can’t get into my mind what I should write about now.”

“Write about how things change when somebody comes into your life.”

“It is not that simple.”

“Of course, it is.”

“What makes you think it is so simple?”

“You write about change all the time.”

“That does not mean that this is going to be simple.”

“Why not? You write about change, you write about it all the time. This is something that is happening currently. So why can’t you write about it.”

Silence follows.


20 comments:

PoeticMermaid said...

There are changes that are so subtle, the conscious mind does not even perceive they are occurring. On another note, there are changes that are just too personal to be thought of out loud, let alone written down.

Is the silence that follows the acceptance of the change? I guess there are times when no words are needed to describe it...it unfolds...and everything just seems to fall in place.

:..M..: said...

:) Yeah. It isn't at all simple. But it's always nice when someone comes and changes your life..the small adjustments that you begin to notice happening around you.

Quite surreal. (Something you write about quite often too).

erratica said...

Its nice to see adjustments when u r able to notice them without a sigh following that. usually u dont even know things have changed till they change completely and u look back only to realise and see things u didnt seee when the change was taking place.

Primalsoup said...

I hate to be saying something so candy-floss and lame, but I loved reading your Blog! :)

esclava said...

I find I just don't know what to write...about what you have written.

But I understand it perfectly.

Garrison Steelle said...

Change stays the same.

It always is.

-G

. : A : . said...

PoeticMermaid - Not necessarily, but could be too. To me the silence is 'from here it can go anywhere'. It could be the acceptance of change, it could be the frustration of not being able to write about it, it could be thinking about the change. It could go anywhere.

:..M..: - Yes, it is. And big changes can be as impactful as the small ones. :-)

erratica - Agree with you. A lot of the time we realise change once it is complete, or almost complete. And then there are times when we go through them and know that we are going through them and these are probably the most difficult to write about.

Primalsoup - Gee, thanks. Look forward to having you around.

esclava - :-) Glad you do!

. : A : . said...

Garrison Steelle - Interesting thought.

Zee said...

It's quite the "Aha!" moment you captured there, A.

I'm with Garrison here... change is the only constant. And once you realize something has changed, you are not the same anymore, either.

Jessica said...

Sounds a lot like the arguments I have with myself on a regular basis. Only the "me" that I argue with inside my head uses much more foul language. This seems very personal. I like it very much.

Phal said...

Hmmm. I keep doing this. Talking to myself. Not to say you're doing that, but when I go over my conversations with self, they just seem like I was talking to someone.

Writing about change doesn't show acceptance though, does it? It just meants you're writing abuot it, and to me, that is one of the hardest things I've done. Very annoying this, trying to write about change.

. : A : . said...

Zee - Thanks. Agree with you.

Jessica - Thanks. Winning those arguments is impossible! :-)

Phal - Conversations with the self, often sounds like talking to someone else. But arguing is the difficult part. Yes, writing about change does not show acceptance. And that too is hard.

Jyotsna said...

I feel change is constant and eternal..there is change all the time,every moment is new and vital isnt it..it is so difficult to explain the change in us which occurs when new people come into our lives or new situtions occur..
i really like reading your blog..wil be back for more

AmitKen said...

Sometimes Silence is the best way to greet change. and it is then when writing about it is not easy.

Anonymous said...

It's working... at last! I've had trouble leaving a comment on your blog the past couple of days. Each time i would click on the comment link, the pop up would appear but the page wouldnt load! grr

I can understand what you're talking about in your post. I know it's not the same but I can hardly rite about happiness even when i'm happy. Isnt it weird?

Miss Qt
miss-qt.com

. : A : . said...

Jyotsna - I agree with you. Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Look forward to having you around.

AmitKen - *nods* Yes, it is.

Miss Qt - Sometimes, happiness is the hardest to write about.

There seems to be some problem with pop-up comments. I am reverting to the regular comment mode again. Let me know if this still gives you problems.

stan laurel said...

I like the format of this poem: a dialogue. It seems to be more poignant in this form.

I took the silence as complete confusion and giving up...oh, well.

. : A : . said...

stan laurel - Thanks for your words and your comment.

Sudarshan said...

Did you change your mind then? Nice one.

. : A : . said...

Sudarshan - Thanks. As I said in one of the previous comments, from here it can go anywhere. ;-)