Wednesday, October 18, 2006
It's time to wish everyone a Happy Diwali. Weekend's coming up close, and though I won't be having a great five-day long holiday, I am looking forward to a fun time. (Punctuated by some studying, of course, but we shall try to ignore that for now! *grin*)
Meanwhile, away from Diwali and all, I've been meaning to write about the Greco-Roman fairy tale-cum-mythological tale of Psyche and Cupid for some time. Have always been a major afficiando of Greek myths, and this particular parable is as fairy tale as you can get. Starts off like Beauty and the Beast, and ends into something like one of those Indiana Jones movies with all the quests! ;-) Ridiculous to compare the old Greeks to Spielberg, of course!
This morning, while giggling at the workplace with a friend, I manufactured a truly horrible way of looking at Beauty and the Beast. It started off, when the Mad Bawi commented that looking out through the windows of our basement office, felt like being trapped in a cave.
Livinghigh: "Aha. Kinda like those cases you read about, about all those silly US-Canadian teenage gals being kidnapped and held for years and years in the cellar, na?"
Mad Bawi, shocked: "You're demented! Did you actually say that?"
Livinghigh, proceeding happily, unfazed: "If you think about it, it's kinda like Beauty and the Beast - the new modern Stockholm Syndrome. That must have probably been what made Beauty fall in love with the Beast!"
Mad Bawi, attempting biting sarcasm: "Yea, right. A very modern version of Beauty and the Beast."
*Sigh* Sometimes, I can be such an ogre, na?
Not even mildly amusing/funny. the conversation you reported had to be the lamest ever. you gotta find more amusing/clever/witty friends. Boooooring!
Ah, the comment above made me laugh even more than the post. How do you attract some weirdos on the blog. Me wants too :)
withstupid - ummmm... wasn't sure i was under instructions to be a standup comic here. much chastised.
casablanca - lol.
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