An adaptation-Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

11Jan09

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

Whose loans these are I think I know.
My house is in the city  though;
There is no way I can stop here
To watch my  balance go to zero
My loan agent must think it queer
For me to take loan after loan
Between my salary and assets
A collapsing BSE and rising inflation.
He gives his head a shake as if
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the  pen
Of easy money and instant  fame.
The worlds  are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have mortgages  to pay,
And many EMI’s  to go before I sleep,
And many EMI’s  to go before I sleep.

You buy furniture.  You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life.  Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you’re satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you’ve got your sofa issue handled.  Then the right set of dishes.  Then the perfect bed.  The drapes.  The rug.  Then you’re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.

~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, Chapter 5

That  is how I feel nowadays.

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3 Responses to “An adaptation-Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening”

  1. sounds like the truth 😦

  2. aah .. these job-salary-loan-luxury people and their superficial problems 😛

    try the living the austere student life of penury 😉

  3. nice .. a hard truth.

    btw, is this the book shetty wants. me next :p


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