Monday, July 14, 2008

Learning to

It’s been so long. His feet seem far away, at the other end of a transcontinental phone line. He has to wait each time he tries to take a step, has to make sure he’s getting through, that he hasn’t been cut off, marooned here atop the mass of his body while his feet wait at the other end of a line gone dead. He tries again and with the sudden fear of falling, his hands fly out for balance.

The first step is not the hardest. It’s the ones that come after.

He wills himself to keep moving. Damn it all, it’s just too MUCH. Come one, FEET – do your thing. No, I’m not the one goofing off here, YOU are the ones who … what’s that? Yeah right, I know WHERE the buck stops. Now shut up and walk. Or I’ll … cut you off from your inheritance? Whatever. Just DO it.

The momentum picks up. Balance – still uncertain. Direction – erratic. Speed – uneven, but who the hell cares, dammit, we’re back in business again, we’re MOVING. Don’t cut the amp, boys, Elvis has NOT left the building.

He keeps walking. Staggers, recovers. Grins. Hits “Publish Post”.


Right, then, this show is back on the road.

14 comments:

??! said...

Oh yeahhhh baby! Bring it on!!

You were missed, Jappy-da (or as TR says, Signor non-postino). Welcome back.

Tabula Rasa said...

ha! signor non-postino :-D
let's see how long he keeps this most desirable position up.

Aravind said...

Welcome back. You were missed.

Lazyani said...

Oof!! What a relief!! Thank God that you are back.

Now please write a good post:)))

Sougata said...

Good on ya. Bongs don't give up so easy. Especially sad old Bongs.

bsatyaki said...

How goes the Mission Instanbul?
Eat Well anyway...

enjay said...

The human spirit wins once again!

*wipes tears of happiness*

Partho said...

You make it sound like you are back from the dead to kill Bill. Drama queen!
Go, go, baby steps. Write a real post now!

Phantasmagoria said...

Someone called you drama queen. :P Partho you made my day. Thank you :d

eve's lungs said...

Well hell baby steps for sure , but there nevertheless

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

??!, Aravind, thankee kindly.

Prof, as long as the mood lasts? In Delhi a day early, sorry.

Aravind, you are kind.

Lazyani, the spirit is willing etc.

Sougata, been a while. But in truth, I AM very good at giving up.

J.A.P.

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

bstayaki, entirely redundant advice, but one appreciates the spirit in which it is offered.

Partho, Ph, you guys are my support and succour.

Eve's Lungs, thanks, but where is "there"?

J.A.P.

eve's lungs said...

JAP - there where the Publish button is ...

Australopithecus said...

welcome back!