Monday, September 24, 2007

Someone to Talk To

Monday, September 24, 2007

I now find myself in a place where loneliness is easy to avoid, happiness is no longer elusive, dreams come true, and love is within reach. The air of despondency that surrounded me for some time has lifted.

Although loneliness is now easy to avoid, there is still something lacking. I find myself longing for a person to talk to – somebody who can challenge my crazy ideas and temper my convoluted thoughts; somebody who gets me; someone with whom I can bear my soul.

Sometimes I think I’d go mad for the lack of someone who’d understand why I question God’s existence. There is no one I can debate with about the NBN deal, the ongoing protests in Myanmar, or the Mets and the Marlins; no one to discuss the day’s editorial or the book I’m reading, or the precariousness of daily life; no one to laugh with about the inane and the insane; and beyond all the talk and the laughter, no one to just be quiet with.


9 comments:

Daddo said...

Some of the non believers are Ayn Rand, Ernest Hemingway, Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Bertrand Russell, Charles Darwin, Fran├žois-Marie Arouet (Voltaire). I think we are in good company.

Forget about Mets and Marlins, cheer for the Cubs.

I can understand on the talking stuff. You are too intellectually evolved for us. However, I’d like to discuss with you the purpose of human female orgasm. Better, tell me about panglossian paradigm and Sumerian anthropology so I can to sleep. ;)

I can be quiet with you. Be back in 2 weeks. Just holler if you want to hear from the babbling imbecile sooner. ;)

Angeli said...

HOLLER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Angeli said...

intellectually evolved i'm not!!

Daddo said...

I hear you loud and clear. ;) I did not say intellectually evolved. I said "TOO intellectually evolved for us."

How many of those around you read "The Fountainhead" and agree that man's ego is the fountainhead of human progress? How many agree that Maslow's self actualization is to be achieved while you are still alive?

Just asking?

Angeli said...

You’re so mistaken. I am just a simple gal.

Zero to both.

I fell in love with Howard Roark when I first read the book in college. It blew me away. But I outgrew it. Rand’s philosophy as espoused in Atlas Shrugged I found preposterous and yet amazingly influential.

How do you explain and illustrate Maslow’s hierarchy to the Filipino masses where majority can reach only up to the second or third rung?

Daddo said...

Baby steps! Tell them we were nothing before we were born and cease to exist when we die. So, while we’re alive we might as well have a ball. ;)

Angeli said...

Love according to Ayn Rand:

"I love you as selfishly as I exist, as selfishly as I breathe air." (from The Fountainhead)

"I love you with that blindest passion of my body which comes from the clearest perception of my mind and my love for you is the only attainment of my past that will be left to me, unchaged through all the years ahead." (from Atlas Shrugged)

Daddo said...

So what is your current read? Is it any good? Mine is Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, I mean, the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. "Mirror mirror on the wall who's the..." I love that part. ;)

Angeli said...

i haven't read that. there are a lot of really good books out there and it frustrates me that i've only read a slim fraction of the total.

i'm now reading Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy. it's a bit antiquated but really great.(you know how i love old stuff, right? i'm so into everything that glows with the patina of a bygone era) :)

 
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