Saturday, November 10, 2012

Laughter & Silence.







This post is a part of Write Over the Weekendan initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.
Many times, it so happens, that there are  animated discussions .All are debating pros & cans.All are in the mood to say vociferously what they believe in or rather would love to believe that the world agrees with their view or views.So all are very aggressive. Then someone says something which silences all.

This happens umpteen number of times.We tend to forget how we can hurt unknowingly.This leads to silence.Till, someone says something out of the blue, which makes  for a smile   which breaks the silence !

Like suppose ,there is a death in the family.All are sad .They have suffered an irreparable loss .The mourning family ,& others prefer to keep silent.People are coming in, to pay their respects.Many are dressed appropriately in white or dull pastel shades.There is no music &  sounds are muted. At that time ,a cell phone rings & the caller id or tune is " Main zandu balm hui ,darling tere liye ....' I am sure ,many want to laugh but cannot, in such circumstances.Though ,all may be unable to maintain silence & one or another may burst out laughing because of the ring tone.The person whose cell, has that caller tune, is embarrassed,  only, for that moment.It is not that the caller tune is going to be changed.It will be exchanged for the next popular number never mind how indecent & hilarious it makes the owner appear as & when it rings

The other day ,we were discussing about the interiors of a new flat.The interior decorator had suggested a carpet.I ,being someone who believes that carpets are something under which all dirt gets swept was totally against the carpet.I still am.I said that it is the most uncouth idea.My blunt comment caused a pin drop silence.I realised, that I had bitten more than I could chew.I also remembered that the said flat was not mine.Before I could stop myself,I could hear myself blurting out ,"There will one person who will be the happiest in case ,you carpet the living room.That would be the maid . Her work of sweeping & mopping would reduce substantially  !" That did it.The lady who owned the flat started laughing & soon others joined her. Her laughter broke the silence.And was I glad ? Yes,I was.


I know I must control myself & not be so frank .I have no right to push my opinions on others.This habit of mine may lead to many awkward silences.Moreover ,I may not get lucky chances to transform them into smiles.

8 comments:

medha said...

You put it very aptly"I may not get lucky chances to transform them into smiles." Yet we tend to put our foot in the mouth many a times, we must learn to be diplomatic and frankly ...mind our own business.

Well written article vasudha

vasu said...

Thank you,Medha. Your words have always encouraged me !

Megha Sarin said...

hehe..Good one..But i surely cant do that..I stay stoic and try not to react

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vasu said...

Good for you,Megha.I am too outspoken & that, creates too many problems !

JANU said...

Sometimes the opposite happens and I embarrass myself more.
Nice write up.

vasu said...

Thank you Janaki for your kind words.

Jyoths said...

wow!! really nice!! well put!!Kudos Vasudha akka!

vasu said...

Thanks ,Jyothisha !

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