Wild imagination

So never mind nauseatingly sweet relationships, Chronicus Skepticus tells us how yet another holy (-ier-than-thou) bond has been corrupted in our day and age.

I read this awhile ago and grimaced. On reflection though, I am sorry for the people who fall into the categories she describes. After all, emotions are universally human and attraction/affection is one of the most debatable ones. We find our weird ways to cope.

We see person of opposite sex. We like. We stop and think. We invent a name, rules and rituals. And a relationship is born.

Brother Sister Friend Lover Neighbor Boyfriend Girlfriend Classmate Tutor Teacher Mentor Guide Father FatherFigure Mother Colleague Soulmate Nemesis Boss AlterEgo SupportSystem FellowBlogger Punchbag ChildhoodBuddy Uncle Acquaintance Auntie-next-door SecretCrush…

How truly imaginative.

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About IdeaSmith

IdeaSmith is the digital doppelganger of Ramya Pandyan (intrepid train-traveller and frequent spouter of post-midnight rhymes and rants). As IdeaSmith she battles obscurity and slays boredom with her stories about men, books, digitalia and Mumbai. She performs live and also blogs, tweets, Instagrams, Facebooks, +G’s, Youtubes and Goodreads all as IdeaSmith. Ramya is a blogger, digital storyteller and spoken word performer. She also runs a forum for aspiring writers called Alphabet Sambar. Tweet-bomb her at @ideasmithy.

Posted on October 3, 2007, in Bookmarked, Relationships, Times, they are a-changing. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. most of the cases, we put a place holder relationship I guess..
    which is kind of temporary name which we want to use until something really builds up, for some it never gets past that.. or may be they never want to.

  2. 😀
    the desire to compartmentalize
    the compulsion
    is it because we’re too scared to keep things undefined?

  3. @ Rambler: ‘Place-holder’ is a good way to think of the names we have for relationships.

    @ Dreamcatcher: Yes, that could be it.

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