Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Dear Diary-9

Dear Diary,

The whole of today, I had this claustrophobic feeling that I was slowly being enclosed by walls on all sides.

When I logged on to the computer, the first news item that greeted me was the one in the Wall Street Journal, which talked of how Wall-Mart was sourcing so much of stuff from across the Great Wall of China.

Switched on the TV. Turned on the wallume. The ODI was on and who was batting? None other than Dravid, the Wall. Changed channel. Big Fight on NDTV on Sethusamudram project and if it would damage the ancient bridge mentioned in Wall-miki’s Ramayana.

Picked up a book and, sure enough, there was this story written by a French author, about this ordinary character who suddenly realizes that he can walk through walls. Using this ability he frightens his boss ( by peeping through a wall), robs banks and when, finally imprisoned, keeps walking up to the Warden’s room every morning. He finally loses his power when walking through a wall one day and gets trapped inside for ever. Ending didn’t help my claustrophobia one bit.

Was this idea borrowed by Harry Potter to ram into the wall at the railway station, to get to Platform 9-3/4? Or to tackle his enemy, the dark wizard, Walldemort? Did Pink Floyd have Hogwart’s in mind when they sang, “Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone!All in all it's just another brick in the wall. All in all you're just another brick in the wall.”

What a stupid song! As the French satirist Walltaire remarked, "Anything too stupid to be said is sung".

So, the net result was that today was a complete washout. Nothing accomplished. But, wall's well that ends well. As Sir Wall-ter Scott said, " To all, to each, a fair good night; And pleasing dreams and slumbers light”.


** Sri Harsha Maiya ** said...

Hi Raj,

Great post!!!

Plus Ultra is one of the very few blogs that bring a smile on my face :)

Keep writing, don't let the walls get you ;)

Raj said...

sri harsha, thank you. Happy to hear that my blog helps to bring a smile on.

Usha said...

Come on don't WALLow in such fears- where's your wallpower, er...willpower?

dipali said...

Do you get bilingual Hindi-English knock-knock jokes? If so, it follows:

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Agarwal who?
Agar wall na hota toh ceiling gir jaati

Raj said...

Usha, where there's a way, there's a wall......

dipali, good one. Yes, rather the walls on all side, than the ceiling on one's head.