Thursday, December 06, 2007

Idyllic Days

"Most of life is so dull that there is nothing to said about it, and the books and talk that would describe it as interesting are obliged to exaggerate, in the hope of justifying their own existence. Inside its cocoon of work or social obligation, the human spirit slumbers for the most part, registering the distinction between pleasure and pain, but not nearly as alert as we pretend. There are periods in the most thrilling day during which nothing happens, and though we continue to exclaim 'I do enjoy myself' or 'I am horrified' we are insincere. 'As far as I feel anything, it is enjoyment, horror' - it's no more than that really, and a perfectly adjusted organism would be silent."

- extracted from E. M. Forster's "A Passage to India"

Nothing much happens these days, and I begin to ponder where is the distinction between apathy and tranquillity. Perhaps, the wise thing to do is to remain silent, maintain equilibrium...

1 comment:

Whiskoffee said...

just as stock markets are volatile in the short run with the graph going up and down, so does the blogger's moods and feelings.

things will pick up again. =)