Assorted Drabble

Couch Potato
My wife’s night is spent in watching the news, celebrity gossip, TV Serials and commercials. She is a couch potato.
I am also a couch potato but my tastes are remarkably different. I lie on the bed ruminating about visiting famous art galleries—about my favorite artists like Van Gogh, Picasso and Dali. I would also love to travel to exotic places and fever my pen with exciting relish. I have also the joy of sharing thoughts on Philosophy, Poetry and Fiction.
Yes couch potatoes are stunningly different.

The Book
The Book Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie is banned in India for its blasphemy for the Muslims. However, to my happiness, I got one smuggled out of Canada. It lay in my shelf for many years without being read. The day I picked it up for reading, my conservative wife told she has consumed it to the flames. I wonder why Indians are raising such a hullaballoo for a book.

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Drabble

Toy
Every day I have toy and I play with it and try to reach infinity. Come on: my little self teaches me: don’t burst your ego ….Yet I am always thinking I am reaching infinity.

He
Every day in the evening, I hold the thing in my trembling hands and I glimpse across the letters and numbers and to my sad realization, I never come anywhere close. I sigh in disgust.

She
She was a young widow who always had a face with a wrinkled frown. I always wanted to ask her. But I never did. But I know what she wanted: she wanted a four letter word (LOL).

Ham Ham

Once upon a time, there was a democratic country called HAM HAM. Democrats called Bacon ruled the country. With the passage of time, the Bacon party lost in the elections to a party which was far right and fundamentalist –called Salmon. Members of the Salmon party started persecuting people who formed a religious minority. There were two minorities—one being followers of the BOOK and the other being followers of the PROPHET. Often members of the Salmon party paraded evangelists, pastors and apostles naked on the street. They also did a dastardly deed of burning a Missionary alive with his children. The members of the Salmon party won a landslide victory by rigging the Electronic Voter Machines. Now they are planning to change the constitution of the Country. The followers of the BOOK and the Prophet will be persecuted and thrown out under their regime. The coming to power by the Salmon party shows that democracy has been defeated.

Epiphany

Psyche—you marvel on wings—there you float as poetic music—there you dance as an ornament—you are nature’s love—you are a hymn of celestial delight—watching you is a rapture of the senses—a canticle being sung—a music—a poetry being recited. God Jehovah Jesus has made you are so precious and wonderful.

Reconciliation

An affluent man broke up with his wife and daughter. After a period of many years, he went to a brothel. As he was ushered into the bedroom of the brothel, there to his surprise, he saw his own daughter. He started weeping and asked his daughter why she chose to be a whore. Then she replied: ‘I am helping my mother, she is having cancer’. The man embraced his daughter and took her home and also she welcomed the mother.

Pentagram (Tale Stranger than Fiction)

Pentagram

This is a true story stranger than fiction. I know of a family who had the pentagram sculpted in iron in the front wall on top of their house. The literary meaning of the Pentagram attributes it to the Pagan worship of Venus. Later on it came to symbolize the Devil.

The Pentagram is the official symbol of the Church of Satan. Inside the Pentagram is a goat’s head. In Satanic Worship it is called the Sigil of
Baphomet.

In this Family the younger son died gruesomely in a horrifying accident. Now the eldest one is suffering from colon cancer and doctors have written him off. The family is having misfortune after misfortune.
It is very clear Biblically that we are not to honor and worship anything that resembles anything on land, sea and earth. For that family the Pentagram was the outcome of a tragic fate.