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A rainbow in the dark

About the title:
Two things - One, probably, the title of my next short story and two the lyrics of a song by Dio - the best lines of which are reproduced below

You're a picture - just an image caught in time
We're a lie - you and I
We're words without a rhyme

There's no sign of the morning coming
You've been left on your own
Like a Rainbow in the Dark

It fascinates me, this concept of individualism and the morality of rational self-interest in contrast with collectivism and the typical selflessness. Guess, I have been Objectivised by Ayn Rand. For, it is anytime much more interesting and inspiring than Harry Potter.

How does it feel like to be a Rainbow in the Dark ? Have you ever

  • ever done things with humility and a tinge of pride - that pride you seek to earn?
  • wanted to meet a friend or adversary who has a sharper mind than yours?
  • felt a sense of incompleteness within yourself, coupled with self-betrayal?
  • wished to chat with friends late night over a cup of coffee on ideas and visions rathter than chat over the chics/hunks in college?
  • felt like crying out to the world, rebuking its insolence?
  • felt utter contempt for mediocrity?
  • slapped the incompetent bastard? (atleast felt the urge to)
  • felt sympathetic about that friend of yours who laughs when you talk about philosophy with your girl/boy friend? (for he is such a loser in life)
  • craved for cut-throat competition, but had to settle for snails behind you?

If the answer was an 'affirmative' for any of the above, then you are a classic case of a 'Rainbow in the Dark'. I hope to write a short story on the same soon. Provided my Mom keeps making more of those 'Gharccino's (the new kinda Coffee she is brewing these days).


  1. The Soul Doctor said...
    If that be so, I am a rainbow in the dark.

    But the darkness is a perception of the viewer and is not real.It may be a result of the viewer's blindness or his wish to close his eyes or his inablity to see light!!

    Does it affect the fact that I am rainbow with seven vibrant colours?
    For me, it doesnt and i really dont care!!:)
    Abhilash Ravishankar said...
    The fact that you are a rainbow with seven vibrant colors is more than a strong enough reason for you to seek light. You are just wasting your vibrancy in that insolent darkness rather than seeking avenues wherein vibrancy is a prerequisite and blinding vibrancy is the goal

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