Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Last Straw !!

Read this status update on my friend Saumya's Facebook Profile :
"Yesterday I was drinking out of a cup with a straw. As I went for a sip, the straw went to the other side of the cup, so I decided to not use it. I went to take a regular sip, when the straw swung back around and poked me in the eye. I'm sorry I offended you, Straw."
Awesome.And you "like".I know.

Point being,it got me thinking.I kind of instantly looked upon it as a metaphor.The straw signifying the unrest.......

This is what happened in Russian Revolution.It was the revolt of the hungry masses.They had enough of being sidelined,and they stuck the Tsar in the eye.


This perhaps is the way of of nature.Way of creation, to be more precise. Tranquil Chunk of Mass lay undisturbed before the beginning of time, and then suddenly there was the Big Bang ! and the creation of Time and Universe started.

"Surreal Depiction of Time-The orange clock at the bottom left of the painting is covered in ants. Dali often used ants in his paintings as a symbol for death, as well as a symbol of female genitalia."

So there we go, Is it that unrest always leads to creation????

What then.....leads to unrest?

A creation of something which is not acceptable, like creation of indifference and ignorance caused the straw to poke Saumya's eye, that was the same reason why Big Bang happened i suppose. Vicious cycle, no?

The disorder is necessary though. Time and again we need the disorders of disproportionate magnitudes to create a situation which "seems" appropriate at that point of time.Rebellions and Wars are glaring examples. It's like a Monk breaking his trance to protect what he perceives is worth  the disorder.

What about us? when do we plan to get that disorder in our lives? We all continue to be the straws pushed aside.........Our aims, our ambitions, our likes, dislikes, love, need, wants, friends.......everything changing according to the fluctuations in  time, our surroundings ! It's this thing called "Time" and "Circumstance" which prevent us from doing what we want to, always wanted to.

What  we forget is.....even  "Time"...which governs everything in our lives (not saying"every moment of life" on purpose :P).....had to "cause" an unrest as terrible as the "Big Bang" to come into existence.

Maybe it IS our time to poke the eye!!!

Maybe we've had our last straw.

All images from weheartit


Sumeet Seth said...

very insightful post i must say!
Reading it over and over again, and yet to fully fathom the fundas, bhaari likha hai yaar :P

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

If the concentrations were equal on either sides of the membrane, there wouldn't be any diffusion, right?

If the pendulum swings to, it has to swing fro!

We all have a statistical mean and we all regress about it. So there are highs and lows, ups and downs, agitations and tranquil. We all follow regression about the mean.

The fact that we think we need unrest is an unrest in itself. ;)

{ Persis Shah } said...

An absolutely brilliant thought put across in the most simple, inspiring and provocative way!! Love love love this post!

(also your use of Dali's art to illustrate your point...i really liked it. Dali's my fave artist ever!!)


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