Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Another mistake.

The other day I was reading a book by Alain De Botton.  
 I felt a weird sensation, as he put into words, things that I have had great difficulty explaining even to myself.

“Though we sometimes suspect that people are hiding things from us, it is not until we are in love that we feel an urgency to push our enquiries and in seeking answers we are apt to discover the extent to which people disguise and conceal their real lives”.

This exact urgency was what led me to want to know.
And later I got to know too much.

Mr. De Botton goes on writing about me:

“It is one of the powers of jealousy to reveal to us the extent to which the reality of external facts and the emotions of the heart are an unknown element which lends itself to endless suppositions (supposing). We imagine that we know exactly what things are and what people think, for the simple reason that we do not care about them. But as soon as we have a desire to know, as the jealous man has, then it becomes a kaleidoscope in which we can no longer distinguish anything”.

I was jealous with her past, and threw the dirt I found straight into her face.
After knowing, I felt empty, dirty and despicable, I wish I didn’t know, I wish I could see her as I did before.

Friday, March 12, 2010

She has left, but she is not gone.

At the time of writing this, she is on her way back to her native country and her city of more than 12 million souls. But I am unable to see it's magnificent castles, squares, marketplaces and oceans of life. To my inner eye this city is quiet, and consists only of an image of her.

Monday, March 8, 2010


“Her heart withdrew into a safe which I didn’t have the combination to”

I heard this quote recently; it was spoken by a man that helped stop the Vietnam War. He risked his life and the welfare of his family by disclosing top secret documents to the public. He used the quote to describe his fiancées reaction to all the uproar and publicity suddenly surrounding them.

I have had the exact same feeling, experienced under very different circumstances. I think the words illustrates the helplessness and frustration one feels at that moment. Also knowing that I am the reason for it, for her pain, the one I love more than anything, how could I hurt her so much?

I am the nothing man.

Closure, not what is that, how does one go about getting that? Do I really want closure? I think part of me fears that I will forget her, that if I let her go, I will also lose a part of myself.

I recently learned that that there might have been a chance for our relationship, if only a sequence of events were changed. Just a small hand gesture, a touch, and our whole relationship could have been different. How it would have turned out, I will never know.

I would have been the first in-line for test pilots in at a time machine test facility; unfortunately, I am yet to find such an advertisement.

To me, it seems that it is the things we really want that also keeps us from having them.