Monday, March 06, 2006

When life imitates art

Sometimes when you are watching a movie or a show on TV, you wonder about some of the situations depicted and scoff "What are they going on about - something like that will never happen in real life. In any case, it will never happen to me!"

What do you do when some situation straight from a television series does happen in your own life? That's when realization dawns that inspiration for any art comes from real life. There are certain catch words and phrases which I have never heard being spoken outside of a television box. At least never heard them being used in the same context as on television. Yesterday, for the first time in my life, I actually used them - and yes, in the same context I have heard it being used a million times on television.

In a way it is disconcerting to know that what seems like a big thing to me is so common that they actually depict it on TV with actors. In another way, it is comforting to know that so many other people apparently go through similar situations and seem to come out of it fine. In my case though, I have no script dictating how the ending will be.

But isn't it the unpredictability of the outcome which makes life so much more interesting?

*Random musings on a moody Monday evening.*

20 comments:

spark said...

onnume puriyale :(

Rahul Obla said...

Good to see you back in action Archana :). And btb .... now I am curious to know what phrase you used !?.....

Saranya Kishore said...

Hey Arch,
Your moods are changing prettty often :)
I thought of all kinds of situations and only one, caught my attention. I dont know if I will ever be able to confirm. ;-)
Why serious post yaar? nicely written, as usual.

madsies said...

Very nicely written Archana.
"Unpredictability of the outcome...." made me on some occassions think on the same lines :)

Archana said...

Spark - why?? The gist is "all the world's a stage" :-)!

Rahul - thank you and keep guessing :-P!

Saranya - I did not want ath to be specific. So the post is intentionally vague :-)! Hmm, my posts reflect my moods way too much I guess - :-O!

Madsies - thank you :-)!

Archana Bahuguna said...

Hey, howz u today :-) and nice post again coming after a break ;-). Keep them coming.
"Unpredictability of outcome" is something I never thought I would have to look at after getting done with XII grade Maths. Now I understand how every moment life is all about probability :-).

Archana said...

Mez in a much better frame of mind today :-), thank you! Ah don't remind me of probability - I used to absolutely be scared of that subject!

p.s. I noticed the sarcasm in your "break" statment ;-). Actually the break was meant to be longer - but with me and my habbit of talking/writing to clear my head, I just couldn't stop myself!! Heheheh.

Archana Bahuguna said...

:-) I have tried that before and failed. Now I have given up, fooling my mind into believing that sharing your thoughts is a sacred thing :-).

Archana said...

Hey Archana, now I am confused! Are you saying that sharing thoughts is sacred or that it is not? Hmm, me thinks that the view-point regarding sharing thoughts depends on the person - for some people its routine, for some other people, its sacred. I think I am somewhere midway - it depends on the thoughts I am sharing!

p.s. if all you could make out in the above paragraph was a lot of "thoughts", "sacred", "depends" and "sharing" - I thought there were too many of them too!

Shilpa said...

Archu,

welcome back !!

The post is vague; like my courses...so I will react the way I am in class...ignore what I cannot comprehend :-)

Archana said...

Thank you :-)!

LOL :-D - I did not expect you of all people to say that the post is vague :-)! But yeah, I tend to follow the "ignore" technique too!

Archana Bahuguna said...

I think, sharing thoughts is sacred until we start indulging in it.

spark said...

almost everyone except dear sk feel it's vague. seri seri. anyways, good to have you back. i should also try taking a break some time ;-)

Archana said...

Archana, is this a hint to me that I am indulgent :-(? Sigh!

Spark, hmm, I can see someone is having fun taking my trip. Sigh!

Ok, ok ppl, don't glare at me - I am just back from a 3.5 hour work-related discussion and deserve to whine a bit :-P!!

Ginkgo said...

orru matter um illama orru blog ezhuthi irukkiye...

onna enna panrathu:)

Archana Bahuguna said...

Archana! I am the indulgent one here, not you. ;-) I forgot ;-) to clarify that in my last post. Keep blogging with a free mind and without breaks ;-).
ps: ignore the winks :-D

Shilpa said...

U thought I would understand ?

Well...under normal circumstances I would have but for the fact that I had more than 3 hours of lecture today and a rather crazy experience in the PO...so essentially...brain dead :-)

Archana said...

Gingko, ah, that was the whole idea behind the post. To write sth which while being general, made complete sense only to me! Looks like I succeeded mostly with the second part only :-(!!

Archana, LOL - don't worry I ignored all the winks :-D!

Shilpa - I did!! Seri po, given ur crazy experiences with uncle-ji, you are excused :-D!

Floridora said...

You really had occasion to say, "I'll be right back, after this short break."?

Archana said...

Oh no, not you too! Hmm, next time I should *really* refrain from making dramatic declarations!