Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Jokes and Beliefs

A joke. That’s what it is. That’s exactly what it is.

My life is a big joke and probably a good one. I often wonder if it was one single joke or an array of jokes.

May be, it is a single joke and the audience (“God” and I, that is) is laughing waveringly at the hilarity of that single joke. At times, laughing hard rolling on the floor, at times slowly recovering from fits of laughter and clutching the handles of the chair to sit back on it, at times smiling gently and reclining comfortably into the chair, and at times bored of the joke and repeatedly repositioning oneself in the chair; all these fleeting moments constituting the fine units of the overall timeline of the joke, that is being cracked.

Or may be, it is indeed an array of jokes and the audience laughs hard or less, smiles, smirks or jeers at one joke at a time.

I believe in jokes. I mean, I actually *believe* in jokes; “believe”, as in my set of belief(s). In fact, thats the only thing I believe in. May be, this realisation had not dawned upon me, a couple of years ago. But now, it definitely has.

Coffee. Strong caffeine. Now, that’s another thing that I have started to staunchly believe in, of late.


  1. "Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh."
    - WH Auden

  2. Coffee. Strong caffeine. Is a lifesaver. Period.

  3. Life s not a single joke r an array of jokes all the has a line r a cluster of meloncholy stored in it.But what appears to b painfulful to us may become a comedy to some.but its always true as u have mentioned to believe in what we assume.fortunately we could atleast be optimistic.

  4. Well,when it comes to definitions such as "Life is...", I had give it to Shakespeare...Comedy of errors is more than perfect.