Between my shadow and my soul


I can't imagine solitary travel, as dashing as it may appear. I need someone/s to share wonder in a way that an emo email or an mms pic or a 6 part sms can never contain. Sitting through the boredom and anxiety of a European city waiting for a bus that may never come in a land where English has been fringed and the scraps of the languages u do know cannot formulate, "Is the 11 o clock bus to the next country delayed, or just nonexistent?" To laugh raucously when the taxi driver says that everything in Singapore is fine and you both realize at the same time that he means the one that comes in the mail and not that Beyonce inspires. Someone to hold the door of dodgy bathrooms and wave away mosquitoes. You do feel alone among your travel companions at times. When you miss someone and they don't get it, or your pms makes you into a morning monster and they're all excited for a frikking 7am touring hike. But I would rather feel that alone, the loneliness of fighting selfishness in the cause of compromise than the alone of losing the moment for the want of a pair of eyes for mine to rest in.

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Saaleha Bamjee-Mayet January 2, 2009 at 6:36 PM  

aw noojie, that last line pulled on the heartstrings tuned by my Yasmin pills:)

Dew January 3, 2009 at 7:13 PM  

Ah the last line was lovely.

I know this feeling. You wasnt someone to share it with. Someone to do things with and sometimes you feel an extreme lonliness settel in. But you feel guilty because you should be greatful you are where you are.


Like I said, we plan next holidat together no? My father even said it would be nice:D

Nooj January 3, 2009 at 10:38 PM  

haha saals wouldn't it be ironic if yasmin pills made u broody :D

dew it'd be great to share it with you :) my parents would be chuffed too

KiLLa January 4, 2009 at 10:57 PM  

Solitary travel is something ive become accustomed to over the past year..

The word Singapore just reminds me of Pirates of the Caribbean 3..

word veri - 'emoss'

Azra January 5, 2009 at 10:52 AM  

I dont like solitary travel. I always want to say, "Remember when we went there and did that?"

Kajee Express needs fuel :D

Waseem January 5, 2009 at 11:36 AM  

waseem votes that female bloggers keep their lady stuff out of blogs :P

I've seen these yasmin pills, im not really sure what they supposed to do, and im happier for it.

Word veri - mabbi, that sounds like Fat bastard from austin powers.

Austin: "Did you just soil yourself?"
Fat Bastard: "Maybe."

Tazeen January 5, 2009 at 9:50 PM  

i have traveled by myself a lot, but i always making up friends during the trip and it never stays a solitary venture. In any case, traveling with friends and family is always more fun.

Anonymous January 11, 2009 at 11:37 PM  

iv done it alone.a coupla times. wouldnt wana do it again...BUT when theres the opp to go, but no one around, is it better than not going?