I feel dwarfed

July 19, 2011

Suddenly your ordinariness as a common man ceases to lose its sheen.  Suddenly you feel so vulnerable, so small.... so dwarfed.  Another attack on common people, and this time again Mumbai, doesn't bring out anger, or angst. It has given a frown on the forehead of scores of other urbanites, like me.  A sense of helplessness, a feeling of no control on the violent world around freezes you one moment, and the next moment you want to unshackle yourself from the memories and the frames frozen in time, which are spread all around you - in visual and print media.

The people who died, and who will die in the cruel hands of terrorism have created and will keep on creating void in the lives of their loved ones, their families.  But beyond that, it's just numbers.... dead or injured.... just numbers.... critical or stable.... just numbers..... just a record.... of uncelebrated death.

This time I'm not angry.... I'm just dwarfed. 


RESTLESS

10 comments:

Niceguy251 said...

Restless,

I agree with you and add that this makes me feel so helpless and ashamed that our respected politicians can not join hands to do something concrete instead of just criticising or indulging in blame game. We, the people, too need to be vigilant keeping our eyes & ears open. 

Take care

Cloudninetalks said...

Very true and sad. How much ever we gear up the machinery, they come back again, those blood thirsty vampires:( Terrorism can't be warded off that easily. Bureaucracy and Politicians have to wake up atleast now, else the lives of civilians will be snuffed out...

BookWorm said...

you mirrored my views...!!! it's sheer helplessness..!!! and the fact that we are just at mercy of these people.. they choose the time.. the day.. the month.. and the venue.. !!! very well expressed...!!! but what else can we do..? the security checks..and sanitation drives are just a matter of a couple of days.. and sheer complacency sets in again.. and everything becomes lax again...!!!

but at the same time.. we talk of the resilience.. of the mumbaikars.. of delhiites.. to just move on.. yeah.. we move on to the next date.. thats all..!!! 

Raam Pyari said...

*sigh*

:(

SUB said...

true...we are no more angry with the terrorists...we feel sad for the helpless situation our govn has put us in...

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PURBA RAY said...

Very aptly expressed and you've grown as a writer :)

RESTLESS said...

tks Purba... your words mean a lot to me.

RESTLESS said...

Thanks a ton! I'm privileged! 

RESTLESS said...

I'm replying to your comment after a month and this time the bomb blast at Delhi has shaken me.  Don't know how long will this go on.

tks for the kind words BW

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