Monday, 9 August 2010


I am a cleanliness freak. Every weekend cleaning is my favourite past time which takes up almost all the time that I have for resting or spending with my family. Earlier, I used to feel it is therapeutic for me. An orderly house enhances orderly thought and endows focus to vision. But the consequent back ache and other pains that are accompanied with the physical labour put in to the task refute my inference or any such value that I impute into the laborious and rigorous exercise. Also, a curative leisure should elevate my mood. But nothing like that happens. On the contrary, I am irritated by the time the house shines. Irritation out of exhaustion that is. But still I clean, the maniac that I am. Sometimes I dust the things as they lie. Sometimes I pull them out from where they rest in peace and broom and brush them off their slumber (read dust). But whatever or however much I clean, a layer of dust still lazes around obstinately,winking at me impishly, as the light pours in reminding me of the inherent disorderliness of Nature. The intrinsic impermanence of all things worldly. The restlessness built in which is also the genesis of all creation. The thesis and the antitheses colluding to synthesize into something new but alas ephemeral.


  1. Ah, Cleanliness, what a point you have picked. I too do the same, when my parents aren't at home, I start cleaning up my things and if time and mood permit, the entire house gets cleaned up. Good one, something about nature but out of the way!