09 January 2007

Maybe in the Future

Where is the life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

T. S. Eliot wrote that.

Maybe in the future I will write something meaningful as well.

Once, I wrote a short essay that made people cry; that’s something. It talked about my dad. Two pages about my dad and about how he reacted when I told him a friend of mine died, and how I suddenly realized I had been expecting too much of him; that he was just a normal, vulnerable, confused person who found himself in a situation where he had to console someone who was expecting him to cure his sadness. Something like that. You can find it here. I was a better writer then.


Sebastien said...

That's very powerful, your story. You used to write more before? Have you stopped writing as much now? Did you grow up in Israel?

Sorry for blistering you with questions but I'm very curious! Hope the Israel question isn't silly, but from what I've read before it seems like you grew up there?

People in the Sun said...

Yes, yes. I grew up in Israel. Moved here about seven years ago. Thanks for reading it. I know it's long (at least by internet terms).

I tried writing short stories for a class in college but then as an exercise I was asked to write a personal essay, and that's what I came up with.

I come back to that moment of change every once in a while in my everyday life (a couple of miles away, I heard the explosion). This event made me despise authority, understand my father for the first time, start smoking, and appreciate life a bit more (a slight contradiction, I know). It also made me cynical (but a hopeful one).

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