Sunday, May 30, 2010

Paranoia


Paranoia. n. A long-awaited postcard from myself, to myself, about myself, and the sure knowledge that it’s been intercepted — or even worse: read by the mailman on his lunch break, and him knowing all about me before I do.


Update:
In the Forum: random readings.

13 comments:

all ways 11 o'clock said...

ahhh, a sunday morning read to shake the soul. i look over my shoulder.
i laugh.
great post!

~robert.

Janice said...

Where have I been...
Where am I now...
Where am I going...
I've traveled so far yet never left...
I need to keep in touch with me.

I can't seem to stay away from blogging with old/new friends, can I?

rahina q.h. said...

so you guys have the same problem with the post man... may i suggest you watch garbage collectors with binoculars:)

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Robert! So you’re part of the conspiracy too. I knew it all along.

Janice, it’s true, there’s nothing like quitting to get you started again.

Rahina, I sincerely appreciate your advice, but I’m doing that already.

Elisabeth said...

Powerful paranoia. It gets to me too from time to time. And who said we were narcissistic?

William Michaelian said...

The voices, Elisabeth, the voices. Oh, how I admire, love, and disdain them. (Alright, which one of you said that?)

vazambam said...

"Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep, it starts when you're always afraid, step outta line the man come and take you away." Ring a bell, Bill?

William Michaelian said...

Well, Vassilis, for what it’s worth, it reminds me of a buffalo I met in Springfield.

Wine and Words said...

*giggle*. But this really is common place for me. Seems I'm always the last to know. Ignorance is miss. And I do believe the mail carrier snoops.

William Michaelian said...

Without a doubt. I spy on him enough to know.

Samantha Rose said...

God, this is a perfect way of describing paranoia; i've dealt with a lot of it lately for some reason. well done. and i'm always insecure to send letters because i know my mailman is judging me.

Vatche said...

A funny post. I don't think my mailman spies on me though, he's a lazy person, but it can all just be an act...hmmm...

Thanks for the heads up, William. I'm going to go keep an eye on him from now on. Write on!

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Samantha. I just thought of a remedy. Why not send yourself a postcard about the mailman? I think I just might try that myself.

Vatche, you of all people should know the mailman is evil, or at the very least twisted in some way and completely untrustworthy. I urge you to view him with complete suspicion before it’s too late.