Posts that I don’t think I’ll ever be able to finish.


I’ve read in many places that ‘writing’ isn’t easy to do. I have never related to this school of thought, since to me, writing comes as naturally as life itself. But off late, I have been unable to finish anything I started to write. Am I being lazy? Maybe. Is it the fact that I have no new problems/situations/excitements to write about? Probably. Is it because I know which stories would make for the best reads but I don’t have the courage (yet)  to pen them down? Most likely. Here is a list of posts that I believe would be great reads if I ever were to finish them…

1

Letter to Bullies

This isn’t an easy letter to write, primarily because it is a bit of an oxymoron in its principle. This isn’t an easy letter to write, because too many of my friends, and un-friends will read, relate, remember and reprimand me for this attempt. This isn’t an easy letter to write, because it hits too close to home for comfort. This isn’t an easy letter to write because it pays respect and gratitude (at least in parts) to the people I hate the most.

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2

His name meant ‘Peace’

He wanted to make conversation. I stuck to one word responses. He must have thought I was a snoot. I thought he was gorgeous.  He hung about, cool as a cucumber. I tried to be the same, and failed. Yes, that first day was a day of many firsts.

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 3

The Marriage Fix

What is it about human nature that deems that marriage and monogamy is a necessity? How did this entire concept come about and why has the concept remained? I asked a couple of friends on various stages of ‘commitment’ viz. engaged to be married, married, committed to be engaged, committed to be married-hopefully-someday, happily single, unhappily single, could-break-up-any day-now, could be un-single soon, so on & so forth.

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The Con

India.

The land of old school ideas going in sync with new age technology; a country where pretensions run wild and free; where basic truth is hushed up due to its perceived crassness and lies are accepted because they fit the social norm.

In such a place, lived two such pretentious people.

If they had not lied, their life would have surely fallen apart.

The question was how long would they be able to keep it together?

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5

The Quiet Man

He was a quiet man. But he was an intelligent, sharp man. No one would have guessed it. He hadn’t guessed it yet, either. He looked like those strong, quiet type of gentlemen that are so rare to find today. The truth was that he was frighteningly shy, but he liked to think of himself as strong. No one would know of his millions of insecurities, till the time he said them out loud. And even if he told them to someone, no one would be able to believe him. But this was a moot point, since he was a quiet man.

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6

The Theory of Forced Removal

Strength is a function of endurance. The more you endure, the more you CAN endure – Physically & Emotionally. This thought has stuck with me since I was a child, and over time experience has only added to my belief that truer words haven’t been spoken –“Strength is a function of endurance. The more you endure, the more you CAN endure”

So if you want to be strong, and keep getting stronger, the only way is to endure more. The men & women who frequent gyms & fitness studios know what I’m talking about…. but, what about emotional strength? If there is no reason for you to be emotionally strong, should one be ok with being emotionally vulnerable & weak? The answer can be yes & no. There is beauty in vulnerability. There is something quirky about the gullible in the world that stir a protective instinct in others. How you feel about the aforesaid question would largely depend on how you have led your life till now & your hopes for the future. Hence, whether or not you are pro-emotional vulnerability – that remains to be an individualistic trait & choice… like every choice & trait in this world is.

As for me, I am anti-emotional-vulnerability.

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7

The man who was my father’s father.

How do I start this post?

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I guess we all have phases of ‘ writer’s block’  But don’t you think that our writer’s blocks have triggers? I do. Maybe you have something you wrote halfway just to realize that you would not be able to finish it. Maybe you could share an excerpt of it, here.  It might make me feel less of an ‘lesser writer’