years ago, read/heard (forget which) a quote by warren beatty, i think, he must have been quoting someone else,maybe:
"they all have their reasons."
pretty innocuous and not very brilliant wordplay. but it stayed with me.
a compassionate, non-judgemental, deadpan take on the several quirks and foibles that define our human race.
We all have our reasons for everything.
the salmon for swimming against the tide to spawn, die in the process and if they're lucky to survive, become lunch for the waiting grizzly bears;
paris hilton for staying in the news thru totally uncerebral, even unaesthetic means;
sanjay leela for dragging his ma to all the functions, his smirk and unceasing chewing of the gum (or cud?);
karan johar for his smirk too, his yuppie family flicks and his muse (?);
people on flickr who post provocative pictures, have like a zillion contacts and still like to call themselves introverts;
people who churn out asinine serials that i never watch, but hey, some do, i think
the striking students who've faced hunger, the sun, a battery of lathis and water canons;
arjun singh, though i really can't even pretend to understand it;
the terrorist groups who butcher mindlessly;
the young LTTE female soldier whose sole aim is to become a suicide bomber and attain glory;
the women who go under the knife or such to turn back Time, when they're all destined to dust;
people who think motherhood is a drag, and not so-kewl;
finally, i must have reasons for
not pursuing anything single-mindedly, not following through on the various passions i have taken up at different stages of my life, though I am yet to find out what the reason is;
not giving off yes-i'm-really-interested vibes and yet having people confide in me, total strangers too;
not giving off yes-i'm-so-serious vibes to teachers/lecturers in my past, and yet having some of them see through to some spark inside and actually liking me;
not disliking anyone enough to not forgive them. forgetting, well, now thats a different ballgame.
Yes, we all have our reasons. Am glad I got mine for scribbling this post.