May 17, 2006

The Chasm.

Last week, I read a short story, “The Squabble” by Gogol. The central theme is about a petty quarrel between two of Mirgorod (a hamlet in Little Russia) ‘s landowners, who were thick friends. The squabble matures into a long drawn legal battle that devours the whole of their lifetimes. This set me wondering on how the best of friends can fall apart on the most trivial of matters. That’s when this conversation came wafting through the channels of my mind.

S: I don’t like him anymore. He’s developed an attitude.
Voice: The feeling is mutual, my dear.
S: That’s why I don’t like him at all. He gives me the cold shoulder.
Voice: Your behavior towards him would have frozen him to be a preserved specimen till 3010 A.D.
S: I just react. I don’t initiate. And that’s another reason I loathe him.
Voice: For all that you might know, he may have the same thoughts about you.
S: How can he? After knowing me for so long?? I feel disillusioned. He is simply not worth my friendship.
Voice: A smile can shorten miles.
S: I smiled, he didn’t return it. I hate him now.
Voice: You walked past him, without saying even a Hi the other day.
S: (silent)
Voice: Why don’t you talk it out?
S: He doesn’t deserve it. Anyways who cares…
Voice: You do..
S: Get Lost, will you? I ll stuff a barrel down your throat if you don’t shut up this instant!
Voice :( Sighs, and disappears)
S: (Sulks. Misses the voice). How I hate voices in the head!!



P.S: No points for guessing who S is.

8 comments:

Nero said...

I'm more interested in guessing who 'he' is :P

The Soliloquist said...

@ nero: S:He's simply not worth your curiosity.. An utter no-body.
Voice: Pssst... He is another S..
Soliloquist: [speechless] (pun intended)

Nero said...

Well, I'm an S too! :P

The Soliloquist said...

@nero :
S: Not all S's are as bad as this S. I still have faith in the goodness of S'ses.
Voice: Eeew.. I hardly know you, wud you be that S.???,
Soliloquist: (Speechless) [ Believe it or not, speechlessness is Soliloquist's latest fad)

R.Subramanian said...

Nice one solils... u excel in what u are strong at :) (reverse is not true, i.e u are strong in excel :p)

btw may i know the reason why u are neither visiting blogs nor update with ur updates

Anonymous said...

I love it! And as always,I relate!!!

The Soliloquist said...

@rsu: thanks.. i m actually "busy" for the first time in my life !! thats y..
@anon: thanks.. but wud luv it if u can reveal urself...

Anonymous said...

well... i think i am 'the' s...i am not drawing and conclusions... neways all sed and done, u finally made me read ur blog with all the comments...