Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Gross imitations

What's common to famous personalities like Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, Winston Churchill, Gunter Grass and Hunter S. Thompson? Besides being exceptionally gifted as writer, you'll notice a smoking pipe in almost all their portraits clicked in their drawing rooms with the window illuminating the pages they filled. [Related: I've taken a liking for asking questions only to reply them myself.] No, not a supermodel-thin cigarette but a healthy short stick to inhale unhealthy fume. It adds charisma to their larger-than-fiction persona. The way a superbike or a sports car does to today's concept of machismo. Accessory is the word. I wish i did but i don't smoke so i often find myself typing with a toothbrush in my mouth. It's an ugly scenario for an otherwise pleasant morning. My toothbrush pretends to a smoking pipe generating this liquidy white smoke—to be spat out as late as possible. If i end up as a good writer (because there's no such a thing as a great one), i'll ensure that the foam sticking to my lips leave an impression on nicotine addicts.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No? Since when? Or, like never?