Thursday, June 30, 2005

Saying Hellooooooo


In frog tongue, it's a mellow and low toned 'brooaaakkkk' or at least I like to think so seeing my frogs do it to one another.

Anyway, it’s a magical thing the word hello or its counterpart more street credible hi. If there was ever a word that bonded more people in the world than the word love, I guess it’d be hello as even in love, hello does often come before, writing which I am reminded of a lovely line in a film ‘You had me at hello’. Hello is also heard instantaneously with almost every phone ring, any ‘chanced-upon’ meetings with friends and even when two strange eyes meet…

It’s from a simple hello that the metaphorical ice melts between strangers and acquaintances start. It is from acquaintances that we possibly becomes friends and subsequently partners whether in business or even in love. Think back at how you met that friend you now hold dear or that person you keep close to your heart. The bond that grows from the little bridge that is hello can also see strangers miraculously progressing to unforeseen and unexpected wonders sometimes even becoming one unit, the family.

So what does it takes to say that simple word hello? It’s actually as simple as twitching the lip and the tongue, so simple sometimes I don’t understand and feel it’s sad that people don’t say hello… how sad if two strangers are meant to meet or has a blessing to offer one other but never would they do, all because of an unspoken hello. I wonder how many people might have passed, people whom I have selfishly with held my hellos. To them, I so wish I have the chance to say my hello again. Need a hello have a reason? Well sometimes it’s said and taken with disregard…. but it is a funny thing that sometimes a hello need to be provoked (by a mutual friend)…a hello needs to be forced upon (imagine a mother forcing her young shy kid to mix), a hello need to be even be chanced upon…(a meeting unplanned)

Like all things…sometimes a hello amongst friend is forgotten… with no other words said… what’s left of the spark is not a fire but a hello long forgotten buried by layers of time and day; the friendship started by the hello lay wasted a dull shade of grey... Like all things we abuse or use with disregard, a hello is also sometimes sacrilegiously used as the word to say to passing-ly acknowledge someone without any weight at heart or any space at mind…with no gist, at a party like a parrot hello, hello, hello…

But at the bright side there are good hellos…I am writing this as I said hello to two strangers the other day…at the park I met a friend who contributed to this post and an artist running by…the hello exchanged made my day bright and gay.

With this, to you this frog says hello…

Linus

4 comments:

babyPup said...

Hello froggie :P
hehe. yea, i do agree with that. take us for example, luckily we have the internet nowadays, else i think we wouldn't have managed to keep incontact again right? and come to think of it, i do sometimes wonder what happen to all our classmates. where are they now...
of only our 'hello's can reach them, that they'd know they're still in our minds and our hearts.

Linus Linnaeus said...

The internet is both good and bad in this scenario for me...in some ways it promotes random friend finding and reunites faraway friends but in some way it keep us from human contact...in our days, in my neighbourhood...I would be playing with Adrian Lunsong and a bunch of friends in the evening with bricks, fish nets and skip rope....with lots of interaction....
that time...the earliest computer game was the very old and slow golden axe...heheheh

Linus

babyPup said...

haha. golden axe :P ya. for my case, it was hanging out in jeremy's house on occasions.

wonder how they are now ..

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