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Note in a Cyber Corner

In Personal Relationships, Writing on March 22, 2012 at 2:57 am

What used to be in fashion when one felt blue prior to the computer era was to write notes and put it in a bottle and throw it in the sea. If a person needed a shoulder to cry on, or someone needed to utter some unspoken words, they would simply write it on a piece of paper and through it in the sea. The notes would have stayed under the sea until a wave would have brought them to the shores. the notes were most likely anonymous.

At the same time, if the notes did not have to be anonymous, people would have written or spoken them to each other like the unspoken words from the bottle. An example can be the words between Kahlil Gibran and Mary Haskell:

“Nothing you become will disappoint me; I have no preconception that I’d like to see you be or do. I have no desire to foresee you, only to discover you. You can’t disappoint me.”

“ You listen to so much more than I can say. You hear consciousness.
You go with me where the words I say can’t carry you.”

Then it came the era of cyber space. One can write, and people can click and read. The enigma however is much alive and present: One can never tell who passed by the note if they don’t leave a comment as their footprint. The feeling may be refered to as “suspense”!