Saturday, January 20, 2007

PIGS CAN FLY


As an inhabitant of the land of make believe, its really sorrowful to watch its populace dwindling to a piddling number. Especially when the younger generation is apt to look at u scornfully for daring to regale them with a story of flying pigs. "Pigs don't fly, they don't have wings and they are too fat, your confusing it with birds" was the comment made by my six year old neighbour. Well I was not going to take sauce from a person half my size."In my story they do", I calmly stated. "But thats a lie" was the swift rejoinder. Sigh. Not one to give up on a worthy cause i asked her,"don't u just make believe some time". "Nope its not fun". Decidedly not one of the gifted ones. Nor do I find the attitude of some older people very endearing either. "You mean u actually imagine things that are not true?", "Yes I do, its a pleasant pastime". Now in a whisper,"Do you believe in it?", "At that moment I do". After a look of shocked incomprehension I'm told. "Then your suffering from schizotypal disorder." It was my turn to gape. After checking this word out on google, here's what I found.
Many believe that schizotypal personality disorder represents mild schizophrenia. The disorder is characterized by odd forms of thinking and perceiving, and individuals with this disorder often seek isolation from others. They sometimes believe to have extra sensory ability or that unrelated events relate to them in some important way. They generally engage in eccentric behavior and have difficulty concentrating for long periods of time. Their speech is often over elaborate and difficult to follow.
Am I insulted? I most definitely am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 comments:

Moi said...

:)..the world of make-beleieve is not for these precocious kids ..i swear!!! :) the pic's so cuuuuuuuuute.......beautifully expressed and lovely find (the pic!!!) ..can trust u to come up with a piece as interesting as this :)

and i gotta share this one with u :this li'l brat who lives nextdoor to us in b'lore...she saw me dressed up for the reception and the next thing she says is "u got married to get a baby??? ".......and she celebrated her fourth b'day this june!!!!!

suramya said...

goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! kids are not made out of the same mould as they were before were they, sheesh, kids nowadays, I'm telling u this is all because of improper tv, it should be banned till they are 30.and thank you so much for the compliment