Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Words, Words

I was talking to a close friend today. We have been really close and then suddenly like a snap things have changed. There is a growing distance that seems to be growing by the second. I was talking to this person that the dis-connect is very bothering and irritating. It is the very disturbing that when you think you have a real connection with someone and that connection suddenly has a lot of dropped calls. Neeways, I was trying to say this using words and more words and the person at the other end was not getting what I was trying to say..and now as I sit here writing this, I think, 'Are words really soooh important?". Yes, they help you express things, they help you "communicate", they are aids of connections, words are the building blocks of literature, they have been used so wonderfully and beautifully by poets, they are the bridges that connect sounds. But then again, there are so many things expressed by the body, by the eyes, by the lips; there is no much communication that happens without the use of a single word, there are some connections made instantly, w.o. even a "Hi"; and of course there is so much beauty captured in one picture that even a thousand page book cannot express.
So, now I am thinking the reason we are unable to communicate and connect today, is it really the fault of the words, or the fact that there really is a disconnect. When there is a connection, words are not needed and when there is a disconnect, all the words uttered are incorrect and inappropriate and inadequate.
But how do u tell a person, who you really care about, that there is a distance. How do you tell the person that there is a disconnect and hope that the connection gets turned back ON?? How do you relax when there is an obvious tension in the conversation?
I guess at such times, you just trust the cosmos and "SAY WHAT YOU NEED TO SAY". Just say it and hope that the older connection will aide the words. Well..hopefully!

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