The Mystery

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What's so mysterious about mystery? On a lazy Saturday morning, when my mind is lost in a maze of  scattered to-do scrap notes everywhere, I decide to shut everything down and decide to write about Mystery in my college library.  I look around. Nobody seems to be bothered about books and magazines lying around.  I see several heads tethered by ear phones, eyes imprisoned within 14 inches of laptop screens, minds plugged to the Internet, The Library of our century, The Universal mind of our times.
Doesn't Internet make a mockery of this innocuous word mystery?  I pursue arrogantly to undress the mysterious nature of mystery. Internet quickly responds to my whims with a page from Webster dictionary, describing  its origins from the word "mystes", the one who has been initiated.

Dissatisfied by dictionary definitions, I hungrily search for more information. Few clicks here and there. I am led to the dark alleys of the Internet to discover a fan who had  posted the writings of my neighborhood mystic, Osho. I hastily open three pages where Osho talks circuitously, typical of any mystic, about some of the mysterious phenomenae such as creativity, intuition and dreams etc. While I settle down to read his long-winding rant, my wandering eyes notice a banner which teases me to download one of his banned books, "The Tears of Mystic Rose". Few clicks here and there, I find myself hastily rumagging through his writings on subjects I never bothered to read.  

As it often happens in any mystic's writings, I suddenly experience an epiphany. Didn't I really set out to write something about mystery?. I look at the blank white screen staring in front of me!! I look at my watch. Two hours must have passed. It's a mystery I haven't written anything worthwhile on mystery!




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23 comments:

Someone Is Special said...

Hey good take on the word mystery.. I do tried the same for WHAT IF of BAT long back.. I know how much enjoyable it is to pen down this sort of writeups.. Nicely done Venky..

All the Best for BAT..

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adarshs said...

haha...indeed a mystery, why we generally dont do what we started out for!!

Vibhuti B said...

LOL..
I once met with this mystery and recognised it as blogger's block..LOL
ATB for BAT 17 and hope you dont remain shrouded in this mystery..;)

Md. Muddassir Shah said...

Venky,

Tats very different post.
nice take on the prompt.
I loved the opening 'whats so mysterious about mystery?"

I think I will use it in one of my coming posts :)

Venky said...

@Some one is Special, Thank you very much :) I shall drop by your mystery...
@ Adarshs! I'm also tryin to figure that out!
@Vibhuti, No I wont remain! I promise:)
@Md.Mudassir Shah, Thanks!!

Lost in thoughts said...

It was nice reading this...mystery of mystery and mystics. Well, its interesting.

Rumya said...

It is a mystery to me whether I have commented here earlier.

Anyway, I am adding that it was one mysterious journey you had here.

All the Best for BAT 17.

Venky said...

@Manjunath, Thanks:)
@Rumya , No you haven't. Thanks for walkin thru this mystery:)

Pratibha The Talent said...

that indeed a mystery thinking about mystery this way.
all the best for BAT

Venky said...

@Pratibha..Thank you very much!!

aativas said...

Interesting Reflections!

Yamini Meduri said...

definitely different..!!!

All the best for BAT dear..!!!

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Venky said...

@Aativas Thanks for dropping by!!

Venky said...

@Yamini Thanks !! Liked your mysery post very much:)

Srikanth said...

Happens to me too.. I open webpages without wanting to open them and look at the clock to find out I wasted time.. How?

Srikanth said...

Good one

Kshitij said...

Haha :)

And yet you end up writing something at least.

Ion said...

hey venky ! it was a very pleasant read ..

Ion said...

hey venky ! it was a very pleasant read ..

Kshitij said...

Haha :)

And yet you end up writing something at least.

aativas said...

Interesting Reflections!

Pratibha The Talent said...

that indeed a mystery thinking about mystery this way.
all the best for BAT

Rumya said...

It is a mystery to me whether I have commented here earlier.

Anyway, I am adding that it was one mysterious journey you had here.

All the Best for BAT 17.