Monday, April 05, 2010

A Song in my Head

For some reason, I've been thinking about this:

Watch from 1:06



I never realized that Jeremy Brett plays Freddy Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady.

"Tell her that I'll wait," he says.

Waiting as both metaphor and ontology behoves comment. In other words, what does waiting stand for and what does waiting in itself do/ mean if it were to be a metaphor for all of life?

One waits in order that one can have something/someone to wait for. It is the postponement of life as we know it, because it gives nothing of itself in the present. It is a transference of possibility to the future. It is also a proclamation of hope with the concurrent acknowledgement of emptiness in the present. A universe of equal parts life and limbo.

5 comments:

mentalie said...

argh. what am i waiting for, i wonder...

Mathangi said...

@mentalie: Doesn't matter:), it's good enough to wait for.

mentalie said...

you think? am beginning to wonder if that's the whole bloody point sometimes.

Corinne Rodrigues said...

Hey great blog - came over from AGG - via Dear Peter.

Yeah, it too realised rather late that Jeremy Brett who I had been watching in the Sherlock Holmes serials was Freddy! Oh how I love My Fair Lady ;)

I like your take on 'waiting'
C

Mathangi said...

mentalie: It is; really nothing beyond. Bleddy liars all of them.

Corinne: Thanks for stopping by Corinne and I'm so glad you enjoyed the post. Do come again.

And I ADORE my fair lady.