Saturday, 7 July 2012

Overrating and the importance of the mundane

The uniqueness of love is overrated. Call me a sceptic which I vehemently shall say I am not, but the social pressure of the search for uniqueness of love can be a tad bit annoying. Love is the most common feeling that hormones induce, that comes with large doses of hatred, jealousy and other strong admixtures that people fear giving a name to, which would thereby legitimise their existences. It sustains out of habit, like the side of the bed one is fond of, or the perfect sandwiches that one can call their favourites. They are all brilliant feelings no doubt, with each sandwich, as time passes, one will become comfortable and familiar with it, though each day it's taste will not bowl you over to death like love at first sight. But familiarity breeds fondness.

 Of course, the mind looks for greener pastures that proverbially always remains on the other side which you can see but never prance upon with equally glorious feelings. I mean, the sight of the mud, the roots and the discarded chocolate wrappers stuck between one or two dead grasses do not make the best of pictures, if you know what I mean. So, while you know that the love in hand is way more boring than hunting for the two coyly tempting from the bush, you might also deduce that when the bush twit is perched upon your forehand, after a day or two it will sing in the same boring tune.

Seven billion people, and eternally hormonal enthusiasm do make the world terribly dense with people. So, there are probably millions of perfect persons out there that the cosmos decided to not meet with you because of the lack of common place in the time space continuum. So the picture ain't that romantic comedy like all the time though with apt perception you can turn your life into one, at least a mere comedy if not a romantic one. There's not much uniqueness in reality. It's charm lies in it being common, mundane and everyday. It's all in the perception, I suppose. And I guess, the sooner we learn to appreciate commonness that has in it the ocassional streaks of uniqueness of our perceptions, the closer towards peace we shall be.

11 comments:

quartertoinsane said...

I think there are movies on this subject... or books... or both... interesting it is though

DEBAJYOTI said...

wow, that's a complex analysis, not sure whether i understood this or not. so, i am not going to get into the subject. i loved the narration and the overall post.

Olive Oyl said...

@quartertoinsane: yes, it's out there, everywhere :D

@debajyoti: i am not too sure i understood what i wrote either ;) thank you :)

Zeebs said...

It's all perception. For example, the lobsters in the kitchen of the Titanic were ecstatic when it sank.

:)

Aditya Kasavaraju said...

// And I guess, the sooner we learn to appreciate commonness that has in it the ocassional streaks of uniqueness of our perceptions, the closer towards peace we shall be.//

Bloody true.

Olive Oyl said...

@aditya: yes, message to the self :(

Sayan said...

Nice post. Frustrated :P

Just dropped by to say hi and thank you for your good wishes (just saw your comment on my post).

Wish you all the best!

Olive Oyl said...

@Sayan: you're most welcome. Any luck? :)

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@ghazala: thank you! :) and just saw your blog. really cool! :)