Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Outsider

The Outsider has always been my favourite novel. My admiration started in the early pages where the main character Meursault informs his boss about his mother's death and adds "I am sorry", before realising he needn't have said that. Since opposite attracts, that was the moment the hypocrite in me feel in love with the urtmost honest Meursault -- an outsider to anything and everything surrounding him.

As they say, life really moves in circles. Last Friday morning I got a SMS from a colleague saying that he has to fly back home as his dad has passed away and he sincerely apologizes for any inconviniences caused. In my ideal deja-vu WTF moment I realised we all have become the Outsider from our own surroundings. And then I typed in "Take care...sorry to hear abt ur father.."

3 comments:

Sayantani said...

and hence renewed the cycle of hypocrisy that he had started. because he couldn't have cared less about any inconvenience caused...not at that point at least. and your "sorry" meant nothing at all. "sorry" is often a sorry word, don't you think?

Bishu said...

Sayantani what you said is very true indeed. That makes me think that if I declare that I am a saccha hypocrite, does that makes me a lesser hypocrite.

Sayantani said...

it makes you an honest man!