Random Solitary Thoughts

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Nightly excursions?

Time flies when you're actually doing something with it. That was how after a four month spell, mild-mannered Kalamari came to be sitting at his desk in the middle of the night, mulling over what little obscurities to add to his menagerie of quirky insights which may be too quirky for most (or some) to stomach.

Another time for all the pleasantries that we've missed in the past four months. Right now, the flavour of the day is a simple thought which weaseled its way through to the binary recesses of cyberspace.

An episode earlier with the reliable and ever-concerned father yielded a most surprising thought which could be of actual use if one were to stop yakking and 'listen' for a bit.

'Listening' is an art many have lost in this time and age when all we do is yak yak yak all the time about our own little perks and adventures and trysts and misadventures and whatnots. As if anyone ever cared about what's happening in 'your' life when they're too busy relating 'their' life-stories to no one in particular. No one in particular who would actually 'listen'. Yes, we're all too caught up in our selfish little selves to actually pay attention to what's going on around us.

In any case, the father episode began with a little bit of repetitive advisory and the mention of things that need no further mentioning. (such as the need of one's car for servicing-which was mentioned by the owner numerous times earlier throughout the day) No harm done, with a simple reminder, but keep at it every five minutes and it gets to you.

So mild-mannered Kalamari in his own little mild-mannered way said this to him.

"There are two types of people in the world. (yeah, we've always heard something along this line before-no originality there...) Those who see what needs to be done and tells everyone about it. And those who see what needs to be done and do it."

And that pretty much sealed the deal.


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