Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde

I just realised that I am a child of two very diverse philosophies. There are days when I am a materialistic girl lusting after designer clothes, shoes, bags... wanting to spend it all, live it up and generally be fabulous and then there are days when I want to change the world and I am naive enough to believe that I seriously can. On days like these I long to break free from labels and find a real meaning to my life and human existence. I want to find God, understand religion, venture into politics, do some meaningful charity...

Dr. Jekyll

Mrs. Hyde

I wouldn't go so far as terming this as a split personality, only 'coz these two very different sides to me coexist rather peacefully most of the times. I try and control my frivolous capitalistic greed by educating myself constantly with healthy doses of history, current news, philosophy, art and culture. As I write this I can't help but hum the more I learn the less I know about before (UB40'S Higher Ground) to myself.

Hopefully as I grow older and wiser (and have a boudoir laden with exotic fashionable goodies to occasionally retreat to :P ), I shall in Chuck Palahniuk's words want out of the lables and not want my entire life to be crammed into a single word. A story. I will want to find something else, unknowable, some place to be that's not on the map. A real adventure that for now remains A spinx, A blank. Unknown. Undefined. 

 And I am certain that now that I have defined this insatiable need and put it down in writing here...I shall get there eventually.

Here are some beautiful lines (written by I don't know who) to help curb our never ending materialistic desires.

In gloomy tones we need not cry
How many things there are to buy
Here is a thought for you and me
The best things in life are for free.


Bhavin said...

but i guess you missed out on third side of you.. thats being lovey dovey baby

Dragonfly said...

Its good to have many sides to our personalities - it keeps people guessing and life interesting!
I wanna do something to make the world a better place too :-)
Cheers and Happy Xmas!

Persis said...

Merry X'mas Dragonfly! It is comforting to know that I am not the only one who fluctuates between two extremes :)

Blondie said...

Great post honey! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my MJ Ornaments post. Hope you are having a great week! Kori xoxo