Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The blog of a 13-year-old

I think I'm about to faint or something. Seriously. This is from a friend's son's blog. I met the kid just a month ago and if I knew he blogged (and blogged like this) I would have skipped the very boring reading I had to go to and sat and talked with him some more. Instead I watched him indulging my son as they ran around the lawn like a couple of bright bats.

So, from Sahir's Ramblings, here's a sample:

[...]To be honest, I don't think about my future too much. Not that I should, being thirteen, but everyone puts some thought into it at some point, be it a sophomore thinking about applying to college next year, or even a four year old girl playing doctor in the backyard.
The future is a funny thing to think about. I sometimes think, what if all of a sudden, we just cease to exist. We won't burn up, or disintegrate, or anything painful at all. We simply wouldn't exist. We would never have existed, and would never exist. Just as if there was no universe, no time, no space, nothing. Hell, there wouldn't even be nothing! Simply nothing would exist. And we wouldn't necessarily know when things stopped existing. For example, we could just keep on living in our imaginations. Though nothing would exist, we would believe it does, and live on forever, not knowing if anything is real. Even this blog you feel you are reading could all be in your head. I'm pretty sure some philosopher touched on this topic before, but I can't seem to recall his name.
Anyway, I hope you're sufficiently freaked out.
You are?
Well...

16 comments:

??! said...

Why am I not suprised?....Why are you surprised?

Also, somebody tell the kid we're all part of his imagination, and he's actually a galactic mind that's dreaming this all up.

swar said...

Is it illegal for a 28 y.o. married woman to have a crush on a self-possessed 13 y.o. boy?

I just fell over laughing at his Downtown story. Have you read his take on Prince Caspian? And that hilarious analogy to a pregnant woman. We need more 13 y.o. like him.

OK, I will stop.

Space Bar said...

??!: you just broke my heart you know. there i was thinking i had three comments and they all turned out to be the same one.

and why should i not be surprised? if i wrote like that when i was 13 there might be some hope for me now.

swar: i know, right? i spent the morning reading every post a couple of times (yes, falsie; really). you're not the only one with a crush on him!

SUR NOTES said...

hai ram!

His writing is most charming. But all I can think about are his arguments with his parents! How do they cope, I wonder.

Apologies, but every person under the age of 15 is observed carefully in preperation for what lies ahead for me!

Banno said...

Is this guy for real? Must be, since you saw him with your own eyes, playing with your son. He writes so well. I'm jealous.

Anonymous said...

well written... but have all of us had this thought at one point of time or the other... ???

i know i have...

km said...

Very enjoyable. A lot like little Woody in "Love and Death".

And like all self-conscious (and a tad pretentious - come on!) 13 year-olds, he also sees things in terms of "my generation" and "not that I should, being thirteen" etc :D

//I take it this kid's in America? Where are the desi teen bloggers?

Space Bar said...

sur: i know exactly what you mean!

banno: yes, yes. he's totally for real.

anon: i'm sure we have. but iknow i didn't write like that when i was 13.

km: did you really see things in terms of 'my generation'? (what kind of a teenager was i?)

km said...

space bar: Well, you must have been a remarkably unpretentious kid :) (though I bet you *were* a poetry-writing kid and what poetry-writing kid does not say "my generation" at least once in his or her journal?)

Space Bar said...

km: oh, i was pretentious all right. just differently. and if i told you when i actually started to write poetry i'd have to kill you afterwards. or watch you scrape your jaw off the floor.

km said...

Let me guess: Five? Six?

Anonymous said...

is this wunderkind kt's?

Space Bar said...

km: Huh.*

*as Equivocal said elsewhere in a burst of eloquence.

anon: (or can i just call you a?) yes he is. :D

Lekhni said...

He's good, isn't he? :)

On the other hand, I wish there were blogs when we were kids!

Anonymous said...

he is on his way to geekdom for sure, like lotsa 13-15yr old precocious kids.

tikulicious said...

really enjoyed his writings ...we all go thru this phase I wish we could blog when we were hi age