Saturday, August 26, 2006

How do you...

...tell someone just how much you love her/him?

...tell an old school-teacher the impact s/he has made on your life? your gratitude to God for everything you have been blessed with when there is just so much that you have? when someone you care for is making a bad decision and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it?

...describe what you feel when you see the colours of the morning sky as the sun rises?

...tell someone what it feels like to lose someone you love immensely?

...explain what a great book/movie does to you?

Actions and words are so pathetic at times. Because our deepest emotions and thoughts can never be acted out or expressed. They can only be felt by another heart.

I'm reminded of this scene from Jerry McGuire where Jerry (Tom Cruise) is pissed off with Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.) for not playing well enough after an American football game. He calls Tidwell a 'paycheck' player with no heart. and this is what Tidwell says in response. I'm not sure you'll get the drift if you haven't watched the movie, but I'm hoping you have...

"(Repeating what Jerry has said) No heart. (Beginning to yell) No heart??!?! (Pause) I'm all heart motherfucker!" (Storms into the team bus)

What a moment! See what I mean? I'll never be able to explain to you what that one line does to me. But if you've watched it, you just might know what I'm talking about. Just might.


Satandit said...

I know the feeling - however articulate one is - the moment is forever frozen in ones' mind, and its hard to express it.Actions or words sometimes,you're right - they seem so pathetic...
My philosophy is simple - I will try to express it - and if someone doesnt get my drift, I'll try once more..then usually I give up. I would rather have expressed or tried to, rahter than not share...

Cheers..and thanks for your wonderful comments on my blog.

Ajeya said...

I went through a lot of your posts, they make for wonderful reading. very 'heartful'. And yes, it's usually a good idea to try and express how you feel. Keep visiting the Highway :)

Noojes said...

Love this post
Its hard to express ourselves sometimes

Just like a picture is worth a thousand words, sometimes an emotion is worth none - coz no words can describe it


haathi said...

how do you say whats in your heart, knowing its not what everyone wants to hear?
how do you live in silence, knowing you have to make yourself heard sometime?

Ajeya said...

noojes!! .. good to have you back. haven't seen any updates in your world since the new york post.

haathi... i wish had some answers *sigh*