A Hazy Shade of Winter (Shillong)Yesterday, after a hard day’s night (amongst many other things I also managed to fall into a manhole) I sat before my newly resurrected PC (it went dead again) and thought of compensating for the small fortune I spent on bringing this once-luxury-now-necessity piece of electronics back to life. But everything went blank. I felt so diminutive. The vastness and vivacity of the blogosphere and the realisation that I am but a mere speck in there took away whatever inclination I had to share my views and opinions with the world online. Does anyone even care? Is there anybody listening? I know that a few might but most importantly I do. And therefore I still blog.

I don’t know why, but I feel that this song speaks about me.

I am a Rock

A winter’s day
In a deep and dark December;
I am alone,
Gazing from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.
I am a rock,
I am an island.
I’ve built walls,
A fortress deep and mighty,
That none may penetrate.
I have no need of friendship; friendship causes pain.
It’s laughter and it’s loving I disdain.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

Don’t talk of love,
But I’ve heard the words before;
It’s sleeping in my memory.
I won’t disturb the slumber of feelings that have died.
If I never loved I never would have cried.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

I have my books
And my poetry to protect me;
I am shielded in my armour,
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb.
I touch no one and no one touches me.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

And a rock feels no pain;
And an island never cries.

~Simon & Garfunkel

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  • Accidental Fame Junkie

    You have got the blues! It happens. You feel overwhelmed by the internet? I feel like that about life itself. If it helps, some people do care. 🙂

  • aklanta

    even if only a handful, you will find people eager to listen to rocks…

  • AquaM

    Hey there Mr.Blues..sumthin to cheer u up and no, I din’t write this pome.HAPPINESS EPIDEMICWIthout any warning, the disease sweeps across the country like a traveling circus. People who were once blue, who slouched from carrying a bag of misery over one shoulder are now clinically cheerful. Symptoms include kind gestures, a bouncy stride, a smile bigger than a slice of canteloupe. You pray that you will be infected, hope a happy germ invades your body and multiplies, spreading merriment to all your major organs like door-to-door Christmas carolers until the virus finally reaches your heart: that red house at the end of the block where your deepest wishes reside, where a dog howls behind a gate every time that sorrow pulls his hearse up the driveway. -DAVID HERNANDEZ

  • Soumyadip

    Thanks. 🙂 This is better. I feel better.

  • asabnis

    maybe you think too much?They say that the left side of the brain Controls the right They say that the right side Has to work hard all night Maybe I think too much for my own good Some people say so Other people say no no The fact is You don’t think as much as you could S&G again…

  • Soumyadip

    If a little blue can unleash such poesy, I’m ready to go blue all over again. Thanks, <>Atul.<>

  • AquaM

    Soumya,If you are interested, I have posted the Sanskrit definition for Guru. Sumthing that I learnt in my Sanskrit class dating back to my college days. (I hope I got it right)Translated in english, would mean the same that u have posted in my blog. But I have no way of verifying it.

  • Abaniko

    Blog addiction manifests in different ways. This is just one of those. Hehe.

  • Admin

    arre yaaar, senti khaiso????LOL, we are a nice group of friends.. years later, we will tell stories that hey remembere how we met.. over at …whose blog was that lol

  • dwaipayan

    now i’m sure that u are my cousin. u too got the ‘blue’ gene.do one thing….when u r in blue, think of the happiest memories….that will work(i learn this from harry potter)

  • San

    Ah but sometimes having the blue’s can be a comfort – well for me anyway, just hope it doesnt last long though. Cheer up 🙂

  • Khizzy

    i got my foot stuck in a manhole once.i had to wait 15 minutes while my brother recovered from his laughing fit.😛khair…i hope things work out for u!

  • dwaipayan

    oh!!!! i forgot to ask how was ur manhole experience?????

  • pallavi

    SIGH… yeah I try not to switch on the PC when at home.. i try to be away from tech as much as possible.. 🙂