Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Story of Conversation

I’m trying to put down these few things into words with the softest hint of instrumental tunes at the background to crease out my thoughts. But with only 2 hours of sleep, my already limited vocabulary is failing me and I can’t really paint a picture of what I want to say. So instead of trying to explain, perhaps a story will do better justice to the impression I’m trying to convey.

“You have a conversation where the rest of the world shuts of, it is only you and the person seated next to you that matters. The surroundings start out loud and noisy, busy with the family of 40 members seated next to the two of you. Neither realized when did the jim bang trickled out. Eventually the lights start switching off before you realize how much time has passed. You feel like going for a long walk, something not done in a very long time. The other suggested a car ride and off both of you went touring the streets of the metropolitan city with no destination in mind. Just bright lights, rights and lefts, roundabouts, missed turns and sometime even going in circles. But it was fun.

A small tour of yesteryear landmarks and sandwiches at the everything-under-the-sky-stall, which brought back thoughts of carefree college days, ended the night. But in essence, the two know it wasn’t the food, crowd or ride which was significant. Tête-à-tête was the glue to the beautiful night, to the seemingly endless exchange of words, ideas, opinions, swapping of stories, history, childhood memories. You could have sat down, talked and did nothing else but went home feeling like you had best time ever.”


That was the emotion I wanted to capture. Oh, and the lack of sleep? Totally worth it.

7 comments:

Qihua said...
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Qihua said...

Was looking thru ur list of blogs.. and i realise i'm not in the list! hehe.. my blog is still alive u know :P

flawedangel said...

Came via BlogMalaysia.

I love the way you write. :)

Ohkulala said...

qi hua: got la my dear, its listed as Whoopsy Daisy :)

flawedangel: thank you :)

daarsh said...

I really like this post la dear, why ah? hehehe *wink wink* :)

Simon Seow said...

That doesn't look like a good place to have a nice and long conversation :p

Cmate said...

Good choice of photo for this post!