Thursday, March 5, 2009

Unfortunate Event - Emo Rant


What do you call that? An emotional stage where you doesnt feel like talking. Not in the mood to explain or anything that deals with it. Dont want to be hearing advise or any condolence. Hiding myself in the cave, out of sight, disappearing myself from the public. Wanting to be left alone. I just want to be left in the corner, out of peoples' attention. Sigh...

I understand that communication is probably the best way to release what lies within, but just not in this scenario. Its like a silence treatment. Cause the more i speak, the more damages it may incur. Ending up with more parties being unhappy. Its like i need some time to balance up my scale before i could start deciding on how should i proceed. A typical Libran. Hahaa. This is me being emo.

Sometimes i wonder, is it going to be a series of unfortunate events? Considering those mishaps is like lining up in an array manner, looping itself periodically. Or was it just me being with many thoughts?

Suddenly these words came to my mind. These words of wisdom were taken from ShinYin's blog that derived from the movie, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Very much applicable, and a very good movie...
Sometimes we're on a collision course, and we just don't know it.
Whether it's by accident or by design, there's not a thing we can do about it.
A woman in Paris was on her way to go shopping,
but she had forgotten her coat - went back to get it.
When she had gotten her coat, the phone had rung, so she'd stopped to answer it; talked for a couple of minutes.
While the woman was on the phone, Daisy was rehearsing for a performance at the Paris Opera House.
And while she was rehearsing, the woman, off the phone now, had gone outside to get a taxi.
Now a taxi driver had dropped off a fare earlier and had stopped to get a cup of coffee.
And all the while, Daisy was rehearsing.
And this cab driver, who dropped off the earlier fare; who'd stopped to get the cup of coffee, had picked up the lady who was going to shopping, and had missed getting an earlier cab.
The taxi had to stop for a man crossing the street, who had left for work five minutes later than he normally did, because he forgot to set off his alarm.
While that man, late for work, was crossing the street, Daisy had finished rehearsing, and was taking a shower.
And while Daisy was showering, the taxi was waiting outside a boutique for the woman to pick up a package, which hadn't been wrapped yet, because the girl who was supposed to wrap it had broken up with her boyfriend the night before, and forgot.
When the package was wrapped, the woman, who was back in the cab, was blocked by a delivery truck, all the while Daisy was getting dressed.
The delivery truck pulled away and the taxi was able to move, while Daisy, the last to be dressed, waited for one of her friends, who had broken a shoelace.
While the taxi was stopped, waiting for a traffic light, Daisy and her friend came out the back of the theater.

And if only one thing had happened differently: if that shoelace hadn't broken; or that delivery truck had moved moments earlier; or that package had been wrapped and ready, because the girl hadn't broken up with her boyfriend; or that man had set his alarm and got up five minutes earlier; or that taxi driver hadn't stopped for a cup of coffee; or that woman had remembered her coat, and got into an earlier cab, Daisy and her friend would've crossed the street, and the taxi would've driven by.

But life being what it is - a series of intersecting lives and incidents, out of anyone's control - that taxi did not go by, and that driver was momentarily distracted, and that taxi hit Daisy, and her leg was crushed.
It wasnt exactly too bad. Its an accident, unavoidable. Its good that it occurred, an experience, just that the experience comes with a cost to pay. It could have been worst, could have been more beyond this pretty. I've been lucky.

Like Captain Mike said, "You can be as mad as a mad dog at the way things went. You could swear, curse the fates, but when it comes to the end, you have to let go."


confessions of a medical student said...

dear indecisive libran,
i think the silence stage is called caving.. when you will go through the stages of denial-anger-bargaining-depression-(and finally)-acceptance...

well, though i don't know what you are going through, but i'm glad that those words from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button offer some comfort.. just remember that everything happens for some reason.. and sometimes, it's for the better..

like this morning, i was taking a break from studying, and i end up here.. so i could offer you a pat on your shoulder... and tell you that there will be sunshine after the rain... you just have to let the rain pass....

take care

your friend,
the other indecisive libran (haha!)

Dann said...

ShinYin: Thanks for the comfort. Yes, its called caving. A common term for those under the constellation of Libra. Just another mishap im now going through, a road accident. Im okay physically, but my poor MyVi is in need for some repair work.

Sunshine after rain. Many thanks. Appreciate it!

confessions of a medical student said...

dann, remember the time my baby was hit by a van? (

you said that: Its unavoidable, its just luck. Dont feel sorry for being stupid. "Sor yan yau sor fook", in Canto. Im sorry about your lost. Cheer up~~

i know how painful it can be. how i missed my baby badly that time. how i blamed myself for being so careless. but, like you've said, it's unavoidable. i'm just glad you are safe and was not injured.

Joyce said...

=.=lll accident kah.. where at? glad to see u're not injured. and errr.. i dont know about u, but although the show is unique, but i find it too illogical towards the end.

well, it's the experience, good or bad, that makes life interesting! keep up the positive attitude!

but one thing is very right... "u can be mad as a dog at the way things went. u can swear, curse the fates, but when it comes to the end, u have to let go" HOW TRUE. more people should adopt this attitude. though it's hard, but it's not impossible either is it?

PhoeNieTam said...

i prefer rainbow after rain...

now will pay more attention when driving and drive slowly...jz like me
(but I only manage to do so for few days nia)

Dann said...

ShinYin: Yea, its just an accident. Could be counted as lucky, for it could have been worst. Gladly everyone is okay.

Joyce: At Inti College. Hahaa, i like the movie very much wor. I would give the same rating as Meet Joe Black. GOD i love that movie. Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins and Claire Forlani!

Yup, life would have been much boring if its the same old routine all the time. Gotta have some herbs and spices. Ooo... or peri-peri, maybe mild, lets say extra hot. Swt, suddenly talk about Nandos pulak, made me hungry. Its nice to have such experience, made life more interesting.

Certainly. Let it be, Let it be, Let it be, Let it be, Whisper words of wisdom, Let it be.
Like in the movie, go watch sunrise, then everything will be okay... LOL.

Phoenie: I did play attention, but i guess i was being careless. Oops.

*As for now, my car sudah masuk bengkel. Im feeling much better now, thanks to all.

Dont be hard on yourself for those can be resolved,
There are things in life that cant be solved with money.
And that is even more devastating...