My friend Nasreen is a voracious reader, any book I give her she reads without reading the title.
To test her I gave her a cookbook, it had recipes of a variety of foods, she grabbed it and began reading from the first page, I thought this is an odd behavior, no one I know reads a cook book unless he/she is looking for a particular recipe.
Morning turned to noon, it was lunch time Nasreen never put her head up,she was totally immersed, I called her a few times she just made a peculiar noise.
I was so annoyed I snatched the book from her, this surprised her, she said: Did you not want me to read this book, I was enjoying it, I tried to see if reading about food will arouse my hunger, my mom tries everything to make me eat, but I always refuse.
I apologized repeatedly, I didn’t know she had an eating disorder!
“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” Allen Ginsberg
Do you follow Ginsberg’s advice– in your writing and/or in your every day life?
If I follow my inner moonlight including don’t hide the madness as suggested by Ginsberg, I cannot be sure how people who see me will think. Most of the time I try to hide that inner madness to avoid being called a lunatic. I saw some people who do not hesitate to show their madness and are branded by society to stay away from such a person.
Certain amount of inner madness if controlled can benefit some, others will turn their back and still others will give the evil look.
When we are in public lot of things happen we do not like, but we take a deep breath and move on. It happened yesterday to me I went to see the sales lady from whom I bought the furniture, it was not the right one so I returned it, they received the furniture five days ago but as of yesterday I wasn’t given the refund.
I went to the store and found out she was on her lunch break for an hour, I walked around to see how I could spend my time for that hour, while walking I saw her coming, she quickly hid her face with a piece of paper, I stopped and called her name, she behaved normally, she didn’t know I had seen her trying to hide her face. If I had used my inner madness in that mall I knew it wouldn’t gain any friends for me instead I spoke to her as if nothing out of the ordinary had taken place.
It was decision time for me,I made up my mind not to buy anything from her, this I thought was the best way to deal with my inner madness.
All the world’s countries have decided that the internet itself needs a government. Your country asks you to run for Prime Minister of the ‘Net– do you accept? if so what will your platform be?
This seems a very interesting prompt, run for Prime Minister of the internet of my country.
Here is the problem if I accept it just for fun, Politics whether it’s internet or real as is happening in countries now, is not a very enticing job for me. I watch all the commercials on TV , how one candidate brings out all the negative things, about the other just to get ahead in the polls.
Internet politics will not be any different, keeping this fact in mind, I’ll say, Thank you ,but no I do not accept.