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He wandered around in a trance. He stayed away from bright colours and cheery people. The darkness enticed him. “Stay away,” the voices in his head warned. But he was drawn to excruciating pain. The force of attraction was stronger than gravity. What is it called to ache to free fall into the abyss? Insanity, he thought. In this world, they simplify it to depression and say falling is the wrong way out. He didn’t suffer from insanity though. He didn’t have depression either. Just an inkling to fall freely. A delusion that the falling would seize the wanting to fall. Does that make sense?

What can this feeling be called? And why is it shunned? The words of caution forced him farther away from the safe house. Occasionally, he went closer to the edge to peak. “Too close,” the voices warned again. But he was drawn to the noises of emptiness, tempted by the rush of breaking free. He was fascinated enough to take the leap; to follow his gut till it spoke no more. His mind was engulfed in this longing. And honestly, nothing else quite made as much sense.

But he didn’t leap. He didn’t fall. He just lived precariously on the edge.

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5 thoughts on “41 of 365

  1. And you say you don’t see an improvement πŸ™‚ I think you seem more confident wielding your words and ideas. Just a thought.. you can avoid ‘does that make sense’.. it seems more like the author questioning the character than the character questioning himself.

  2. Breakthrough – not sappy thoughts anymore. But slightly wobbly righting. Of all things, philosophy perhaps needs the most convincing writing. Because the world is brimming with philosopher. Everybody is a philosopher. Someone said that a philosopher is someone who says that same things you think, albeit in a brilliantly crafted manner. Are you ready to be one?

  3. Love it! πŸ™‚ I think your “righting” gets better with each new post πŸ™‚ πŸ˜› Some of your critics might need a lesson or two in spelling, but that’s not your problem now, is it? πŸ˜›

  4. This words in this post have hands. They reached out.
    With each post, you are getting better. And that is exciting. πŸ™‚

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