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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Waiting for God who?

I saw the play 'Waiting for Godot' ages ago along with a lot of bespectacled Kafka spouting NCB regulars and pretentious Xavier Lit Soc types. I thought the play was a drag, I laughed at all the wrong places (no one else was laughing at all) and generally made by ignorance fairly apparent. Okay so now i have read it and am clued onto all the symbolisms and it isn't even remotely funny...any longer.

Especially since the Waiting part hits closer home. Waiting is what Estragon and Vladimir detest...it is the wait that kills.
We are CONSTANTLY waiting for something that really never materialises. And if it does it is mostly not to our liking. We wait for the perfect man, wait for him to pop the question, wait to get married, wait to have a baby, wait for a divorce...and this is just one example in our world of absurdities. You say waiting is a sign of hope, waiting reflects despair.

Truly if you are waiting for something, it is pretty likely it will not happen. Call me superstitious, meanwhile I wait for a comment on this post.

4 comments:

Aishwarya said...

Oh dear. Lets just agree to disagree, hmm? :)

dazedandconfused said...

well, and now you have two! You asked for it! :)

imhunt said...

yup won't happen then

?! said...

"We wait for the perfect man, wait for him to pop the question, wait to get married, wait to have a baby, wait for a divorce"

Proves you can't always grudge not getting what you have been waiting for !