Lights and sounds. Interesting phenomenon both , for physicists, performers and film-makers alike. Then again, to someone like me, who is neither of the either, they are fundamental attributes of a personality. A charming personality has an optimum balance between the two. These include people who are en “light”ened enough, and are eloquent to the extent of not being overtly loquacious (read: royal pain in the wrong place).They are God’s blessed creation and like all that is coveted, are in limited supply from the headquarters above! That further explains their elevated value.
But then there are those experiments that have gone wrong! Terribly wrong! Terrible disequilibria when lights and sounds act in discord. Now in this case, it has been my personal observation that all disequilibria are not bad.
If light is greater than sound in a component, the case, although a disequilibria is not an undesirable one.Yes,the component is initially difficult to understand in such cases, but ultimately the light shines through and ambiguity dissolves. I’ve seen strangely reticent characters, often stereo-typed as “dumb”, “nerdy”, “geeky”, “losers” baffling many when they have shone with the light of their intellect ,without having to advertise their credentials like vendors! Often,they’ve had hardships for so often we judge books by their covers, and to sing one’s own attribute might seem like the only claim to recognition. With that being their infirmity,it takes time before their potentials are realized.But once they are,there is unequivocal appreciation of their genius, even with the limited use of their vocal chords.
However,there is the more common and highly undesirable disequilibria when sound dominates light!Lately,I’ve seen an influx of this category! Now this cluster of people are of the idea that light and sound are perfect substitutes (which should tell you that it is a tad dim up there,for this select group.)So they try to make up for their lack of brightness, by sound effects! They blow their own trumpet ,they go on talking , maybe hoping that some sense would be spoken by chance, while babbling utter nonsense(needle in a haystack scenario);they make hollow comments and they practice sound modulation while back-bitching!(Hush! hush! Silly!) :D And in doing so, they become intolerable! Unfortunately it’s everywhere!There’s Himesh with his nasal sound,Paris Hilton with her “HOT” astuteness galore,and Varun Gandhi with his religious faux pas !Again,among the commoners,I’ve seen samples in school , and college is no different. Certain people, take it upon themselves to be the commentators of the world, offering their opinions for every darned thing and person when it is irrelevant, unwanted and exceedingly stupid , but with such immense aplomb that it reminds me of that famous quote by Bertrand Russell : “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” Such forced commentaries are somewhat palatable when backed by content,but where over-confident dimwits are concerned,it becomes excruciatingly painful to endure.Such a disequilibrium can wreck the nerve and balance of those poor souls trapped around these hazardous components and thus,they are better avoided at all cost! But in hindsight,they might serve as comic relief too!They do so,for me,at least! :D
In the end,for me , being trapped in a dark room with a whole lot of sound is far more menacing and unpleasant than being trapped in a sound-proof room flooded with light.Darkness coupled with sound can be misleading,but a clear vision of things, even if it is not “assisted” by perceptible sound waves , can make people go a long way!For me,the sound of silence is the loudest and so shall it be with me.And as for moving forward , “Lead kindly light”!