Tagged: opinion

“It Is Here” by Harold Pinter

It Is Here
(for A)

What sound was that?

I turn away, into the shaking room.

What was that sound that came on in the dark?
What is this maze of life it leaves us in?
What is this stance we take,
to turn away, and then turn back?
What did we hear?

It was the breath we took when we first met.

Listen.
It is here.

~ Harold Pinter

Inappropriateness: Be Careful What You Say, Always

Recently, I was talking with a group of people – who did not know each other – until that moment. The conversation was generally light-hearted relating to work, film, family and actors’ agents. Without any warning, this person sitting next to me said, “How many children do you have?” There was a look of bemusement and shock on this woman’ s face, who was sitting opposite him. She responded “I don’t actually have any children.” She was left dumbfounded and speechless, by his comments. What just happened? He just asked an inappropriate question, to someone who now thinks, she looks like a ‘mummy’ (whatever that means) and needs to upgrade her eye cream. You never ask a woman if she is pregnant, because she could just be overweight, that is all. Also, never ask anyone’s age outright, or be prepared for the backlash – boom!

Are you satisfied?

Are you satisfied?

The pressure is on, when you are dating. You are constantly thinking about the pro’s and con’s of ‘this’ relationship, especially if you are divorced, with children or a workaholic. On the first date, if they want to split the bill, there will not be a second encounter. Most women share the same opinion. You ask a series of questions, relating to their tastes in everything, from coffee bean to favorite book. Then maybe you sleep with them, however long it takes you. Then hopefully you can be intimate, and happy. Why waste your valuable time, if not? Sometimes we can be lonely, if single. However, if you are in relationship, just because, that is melancholic. Simple.