I think, therefore I write

A thin line

Pre.S:Β I have written something that makes complete sense to me but that might not be the case with you. Now, you cannot say that I didn’t warn you. Read at your own risk. πŸ˜‰

A thin line. That’s all there is to life. Between every pair of opposites. Between happiness and sadness. I look through the frame and see how a few words can turn me into the most happy person on earth and how the lack of them makes me feel that life sucks big time. A thin line between comfort and discomfort. I see how 2 strangers who are going to share my room for the next weeks make me so comfortable as opposed to my normal discomfort in such cases. I also see the reason that is behind this, which is, I have experienced what it is to be lonely. And so now I appreciate even the strangers’ presence and constant babble. A very thin line between love and hate. I can see how I can so easily hate something that I love very much. A very thin line between feeling assured and anxiety. That thin line’s timing is less than a second. A blink is all it takes to make you feel assured and vice-versa.

A simple “I am there for you” can wash away theΒ emptiness that is eating you from inside. Weakness and strength-separated by a thread. When I feel so weak, apparently I end up showing more strength. Nothing but survival instinct. Looking back, my most feared moments have proved I have been the bravest in my life during those moments. How mingled tears and laughter are. You cry when you are really sad and you cry when you are really happy. It is the threshold that when tipped over thrusts you into the opposite dimension with full force at a speed that’s so fast that you never know what hits you. A smile turns into a frown in a matter of a second. Darkness and light are reversed with one flick of a switch, even in our minds and not just in the outside world.

Always at the brim. Ready to overflow. One more drop, the tank starts flowing and never stops. It is always the way with emotions. There is no mastering them. If you think you have mastered emotions, it is just that you have not met your match and that’s why. When the tipping point is crossed, there is nothing to do but to tip over and fall headlong into the positive pit or the negative pit. Which you fall into is decided by life. Either way both pits are bottomless.

Until later πŸ™‚

Post.S: If you understand what I have written, well, I am glad that there is one more person who feels so. If you don’t get it and think “what a load of crap!”, well, I apologize.


  1. Atrocious Scribblings

    Completely echo your sentiments, had been through a similar passage of experience sometime back where a thin line makes a world of difference.

    Very well written.

    Cheers πŸ™‚

    • Keirthana

      Thank you AS πŸ™‚ I am glad that I have company in feeling what I wrote about.

  2. Sumitra

    Hmm, deep. And true, in a way. Almost everyone goes through such situations at some point of life. I do understand what you’re saying here.

    • Keirthana

      Thank you Sumi! It is true that everyone experiences this at some time or other πŸ™‚

  3. Ramya

    So true ! But remember , the tank does stop overflowing once that additional drop beyond its capacity is spilt ! And its gonna be back to square one ! The absence of turbulence does not imply inner peace. Its just always an upheaval waiting to happen ! Nothing is permanent here. So Be Not Elated or Crest-fallen with Triumph or Disaster And Treat those Two Imposters just the Same ! my friend ! And if it helps, β€œI am there for you” πŸ™‚


    • Keirthana

      Dearest Ditto, I cannot appreciate enough for your comment. It brought a big smile on my face and just as I said turned my day into a happy one in a second πŸ™‚ And obviously you picked out words from my mouth and completed my post πŸ™‚ Love you! I know you are there for me always. And I will return the honor even if it costs my life πŸ™‚

  4. Confused D

    You are reading my thoughts here! Been there so I know the kind of difference a thin line brings.
    And Yes, I had to mention this – You have a beautiful name πŸ™‚

    • Keirthana

      I am glad you could relate to my post πŸ™‚ And thank you very much for your compliment πŸ™‚ Do come over for more. It means so much to me πŸ™‚

  5. Visha

    A thin line between here and there πŸ™‚

    You have explained the ‘pendulum swinging’ so nicely..well done!!

    • Keirthana

      Thank you Visha! I appreciate your dropping by. Do come for more πŸ™‚ Thanks again!

  6. Aliza Khan

    Been there, so know what ur talking about!!! And yes at times this thin line is all you have that can save you from completly losing it all.

    Hmm, I think the pit we fall into is not decided by the life, but ourselves and our attitude towards the life and a situation we’er into itself!!!

    • Keirthana

      Glad that you could relate to my writing πŸ™‚ Please do come over for more πŸ™‚

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