Ride.

Whoever first came up with the analogy comparing life to a circus ride, seems to be remarkably spot on, doesn’t he?

The motions of life are not in my control and time will eventually take me through them whether I like it or not. Somewhat like a drive through take away where what you choose from the menu possibly would impact the course of your journey.

There are times during this circus ride that I feel sick. So sick of the choices made by  the other riders whom I can see around me.

I remember when I was in elementary school and our teacher posed us with a choice which at the time seemed revolutionary: We had the liberty to write with a pen and not confine ourselves to our pencil set.

I remember how a sudden excitement began to emerge in the classroom, how some of my 8 year old friends became the go-to folks for deciding which pens to use. There was a massive acceptance for what seemed like a step ahead in life. At 8, we knew we were taking a step ahead in life.

I remember being confused. I liked using my pencils and continued to use them until I was forced to choose otherwise. The notion of materialistic upgrades and the involuntary glee that generally surrounds it escaped me.

I felt sick.

Today I am 24 and find myself facing similar situations. The new upgrade that my fellow riders are harping about is an automobile.  A piece of congregated hardware that serves to transport you from an origin to a destination. I wish it were as simple. I wish there were no choices. These are not matters that deserve our time and attention. There are misplaced priorities at work here.

I feel sick.

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2 thoughts on “Ride.

  1. i wrote with a pencil till class 9 (almost). then, my physics teacher waited the entire semester and watched me make the lab journal in pencil. at the very end, she held it up in front of class, and warned me that she’d flunk me out if i didn’t rewrite everything in pen. i gave in then.

    since i left school, i write solely with a pencil. or with a keyboard. but mostly, with a keyboard 😉

    ’twas nice, to stop by at this blog again. been a while.

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