Saturday, April 10, 2010

If death kisses me goodbye!

Whenever I talk about death, people think I'm being naive but in reality I'm just being futuristic! Now is that bad thing? No.

I keep thinking of death as if I’m older than I already am. I'm 23 but I feel like "world oldest 23 year old" so no wonder I can’t escape the question of how and when I'll be seeing my end. I believe life is unpredictable but death is totally unsustainable. It has this overpowering clout over restless heart.

Now what will happen if I die (either by train, road, freak accidents or whatever) today or tomorrow or day after tomorrow????

I guess the biggest change will be on my most visited Internet websites. I say so considering all the other deeds I've done in my life span. I don’t think anything comes close to the kind of passion I have for “virtual world” which in fact, seems more genuine than the real world I breathe in. If I overlook my failures being a loser that I am, I guess Internet has been a super-duper success for me. I have a voice on Internet pages and I don’t care whether it’s heard or not!

Once I’m dead, the first change will be noticed on my Twitter timeline! There won’t be any updates about what I’m thinking. The timeline will just pause. It won’t move ahead, just like that. No more sharing of stupid ideas passed off as wisdom or office-bashing lines or #JustSaying tweets or news-related links. Secondly my Facebook page will face the same calamity. I don’t know how my friends will react to this because they will be having no idea that I’m in hell waiting for them!

Talking of my virtual world friends, I guess they will be left in the lurch of ignorance as there won’t be any worldwide networking of the news of my departure. It would be as silent as it was before I entered the Internet age and found myself a comfortable space among these wonderful people (or tweeple as we call them now) I love to interact with. But then, I think they’ll give up on me. It is inevitable. My Internet pals in NYC or Romania or Pakistan won’t come looking for me in Mumbai once I stopped tweeting or social networking!

I also wonder about the kind of effort I put in on updating my Twitter 140-space, Facebook profile. I mean, no one will do that for me once I’m gone. I also worry about my Twitter handle, I mean, who will take care of that?!! And also what will happen to this devil-forsaken blog which is overwhelmingly forgettable, at best!

I know these are all speculations but it’s worthy. I don’t count my family here. That’s due to the fact that they are not as dysfunctional as I would like them to be. You have to be on either end of the extremes to be mentioned in my blog! Ah! So they better be left out of my foretasted death scenario.

On the other side, I just love my life on Twitter, Facebook and blogspot, not to mention several other sites where I regularly contribute my time. I’m an Internet addict, if that’s what you are pondering as of now and I wish to be this way till sanity (or death...whichever comes first) takes over!

11 comments:

Bright Light Warrior Nika said...

Hi my names Marie (AKA via internet Bright Light Warrior Nika) I'm an internet junkie too. Just started following you on twitter and blogger.


Nice work

aagan said...

U have just voiced what i feel man! imagine twitter without me updating about my boring lectures or menu for dinner!!! I shudder to think of that day

Nikita Banerjee said...

Now I get your update on my blog [have blogrolled you!]and this got me curious...

It is an interesting perspective really but then I think life for us Internet addicts [my livelihood depends on it!] is shallow. There is no depth! I wish we could let go and do so much more...

Thais said...

Why in the world everybody comes up with so dark thoughts lately? As for the silence ignored, I would not be so sure if I were you. Sometimes I worry more about my online friends, exactly because the relationship with them is so fragile. Sometimes I suffer more for them, exactly because I cannot be close to them. I would find out if something wrong happened to my Twitter buddies. And the pain would be bigger than one can imagine.

lost_scotoma said...

Thanks a lot all of you guys for reading..

@Nika: ... thanks a lot..feel honored! :)

@Aagan: Seriously, the attachment with Twitter is just over the top but still inextricable for us, Twitdiction-sufferers! :)

@Niki: Loved your perspective on the shallowness of the whole affair but we are enjoying the ride, aren't we! :))

@Moni: That's the reason I adore you coz you care to care abt us.. and the fact that we can lose each other as easily as we got in touch disturbs... but until that happens, we'll dig each moment out of it! *high-five*

Bright Light Warrior Nika said...

I have had the wonderful privilege of meeting loads of my online friends but it required me traveling outside of my country and its the best experience ever, but I must thank Paulo Coelho for these opportunities its because of him that I have been able to meet with my new friends each year through the party he holds every year in an random county around the world.

madscribbler said...

come on yaar think about this later...let me see more of your writings....from an old man

lost_scotoma said...

@Niki: ... wow! am a huge fan of Paulo Coelho.. awesome!

@madscribbler: Thanks! :)

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Your timeline needn't stop.. you can use scheduling utilities like hootsuite and schedule your future tweets...

lost_scotoma said...

@Shri: wow! never thought of that... by the way, this article was all fantasy.. who cares about a stupid handle when you are losing the world at large! Thanks for reading!

Jayshree said...

Sanity will take over! death is something we have no control on, yet we are totally, totally in 'charge' of our life!

Certainly you lead a "virtual life", its good till it lasts eventually hope you realise that real life gives you real life!

you know all, still telling you, balance your real and virtual life!