This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 32; the thirty-second edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. The theme for the month is 'An Untold Story'
“There is an untold story that I want to share with you”, I said eagerly.
My friend’s eyes glazed over.
“If it has remained untold for this long, it can remain untold for a shade longer. What is the hurry?” he said and hurried away.
If you had a story that wants to burst out of you and you find that there is no one to tell it to, you can understand how I felt. I don’t know why it is this way but the very times I have the urgent need to tell something are the times when all my friends are too busy to listen. Has that happened with you, too?
“Listen! There is this untold story…”
“Ever heard of the man who said ‘I always lie’?” said my friend. That, also, happens to me. When I want to say something, my friends feel the pressing need to say something else. “That is logic that bites its own tail. If he always lied, he lied this time too. That means he always tells the truth. Which means that he was telling the truth when he said he always lied! Which means that he always lies! Which means…”
My patience was at an end. He seemed prepared to go on like this till the cows came home. “So? What do you want to say?”
“Once you start telling me the untold story, it ceases to be an untold story. So it can be an untold story only when you keep it untold”, he said and disappeared.
After he left, it struck me that his logic was fallacious. After all, if “I always lie” is false, the truth need not necessarily be “I always tell the truth”. It could well be “I sometimes lie”. That is another thing that keeps happening to me. I find the killer argument only after the time for arguing is long gone. Ever had that happen to you?
Having lost out with my friends, I had only my family to help me unburden myself.
“Hey Sis! I have this untold story that I want to tell you”
“It is always what you want with you. When have you ever bothered to understand what I want or what anyone else wants?”
Well! I assure you that this untold story that I have not told you is the greatest untold story that has not been told! Take my word for it!