Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Life/alternative

I learn in books what have been. There has been wars. There has been love, and a sea of things in between. But then there are things that do not happen. I wonder where we read about those. The lives that could have been. The famous men who could have ended in the grave before they wrote their masterpieces. The music that could have not been composed because of the absence of a piano. The lives that couldn't have changed because of the absense of the lives of others. The birth that didn't happen. The death that died young.

 We live multiple lives, clearly grouped into two, but sometimes fuzzy in between. The lives we live, and the lives of the mind.

 But perhaps the life of the mind is a farce. One wonders what will happen, and what could have happened. But in the end, that life is nothing. Because that life does not exist, except as an intangible corner, of the intangible mind.

17 comments:

Zeebs said...

Everybody knows the first man on the moon. How many know about the last?

Not many, if any.

Life, in all its gusto.

Olive Oyl said...

In fact, I do remember. But I get what you mean. True.

quartertoinsane said...

It is like an abstract thought that comes to form something very very precise and acute. Amazing.

Olive Oyl said...

@quartertoinsane: thank you! You see, am halfway into insanity/sanity anyway ;)

quartertoinsane said...

Its a circle, once you go sane you go insane and then sane again :D

You'll be back! :D

Jay Sobti said...
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Olive Oyl said...

Yes, history might be that of the victors at times, but the alternative histories exist. I mean, you can't deny the existence of the vanquished. They are essential for the existence of the victor. My contention is not about wondering but about the things that do not exist at all. Like a book that was not written by an author. How do we get to know about it, because it was not written though it may have been conceived by the man. :)

And no I am currently not getting my mind checked by doctors. I think I am fine. ;)

Jay Sobti said...
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I think, therefore I am. said...

Love=)

Eon Heath said...

Hey, Hi
if there was a thought, that was conceived in the mind, but never saw the light of the day, then there is a reason. There is always a reason.

Like you said, we wonder what if it was and what if it werent. The reason the thought is not is because, that was the "Choice"

In the end, all sums up to the choice. What we choose.

Your thought exists, coz you have posted it. It would not have, if you hadnt.

A wise choice. :)

i always say, dont do something that later you would regret doing. But always do that thing that later you would regret not doing.

Regards,
The guy you dont know.
(Eon...)

Olive Oyl said...

@Jay: another comment and your book is ready to be published ;) that tiniest bit of sense makes the most sense to me. thanks for summing it up so beautifully.

@Cartesian girl, thank you so much :)

@chap I don't know: yes, choice and chance kind of manages a lot of things ;)

Like this damn captcha out here. It's my choice that I shall choose to decipher it to publish the comment, but mere chance that I might actually enter the right thing. what do they expect? eye power of superman? :|

Jay Sobti said...
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Olive Oyl said...

Uneducated and dimwitted? you? there's a limit to self-deprecatory jokes. :|

And I am no linguist. that, DOES NOT make sense. :D

Eon Heath said...

Yeah, that captcha...i always wondered why you had it there...may be to check if anyone really takes the pain to comment after looking at it...
a choice, may be.
;-)

chance has got little of a chance if i choose not to take it.

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