Sunday, 18 July 2010

The Obituary


"Johnathan Trager, prominent television producer for ESPN, died last night from complications of losing his soul mate and his fiancee. He was 35 years old. Soft-spoken and obsessive, Trager never looked the part of a hopeless romantic. But, in the final days of his life, he revealed an unknown side of his psyche. This hidden quasi-Jungian persona surfaced during the Agatha Christie-like pursuit of his long-reputed soul mate, a woman whom he only spent a few precious hours with. Sadly, the protracted search ended late Saturday night in complete and utter failure. Yet even in certain defeat, the courageous Trager secretly clung to the belief that life is not merely a series of meaningless accidents or coincidences. Uh-uh. But rather, its a tapestry of events that culminate in an exquisite, sublime plan. Asked about the loss of his dear friend, Dean Kansky, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and executive editor of the New York Times, described Jonathan as a changed man in the last days of his life. "Things were clearer for him," Kansky noted. Ultimately Johnathan concluded that if we are to live life in harmony with the universe, we must all possess a powerful faith in what the ancients used to call "fatum", what we currently refer to as destiny."

The Obituary for John Cusack's character Johnathan Trager by Jeremy Piven's character Dean Kansky in the film Serendipity. 
Why do I find this sweet...I don't know. But it's an interesting idea. For those familiar with the film, they will know that Johnathan Trager was very much alive and healthy, albeit a bit lovesick, when this obituary is written. 
So what I would like is for anyone who reads this post to write an obituary for me, no matter how little or well you know me...take all the time in the world...I know how no one comments on my blog and I have only a little ill-feeling towards this but really, I'm curious for what comments I may get.I'm not trying to be morbid or suicidal or any of those things...it's plain and weird curiosity. I'm working on one for myself too.

2 comments:

  1. Your Obituary -

    Nikhat Zahra, a not-so-run-of-the-mill person, who I believed, believed in doing things which other people were scared or unwilling to do. She followed her own path, even though it was a road not frequented much. A great friend, and movie lover, she will always be remembered :)

    Yes this was a little weird to write but well you asked for it
    and I really like your blog, If you can check out mine too :)

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  2. thabk you...I'm trying to check yours out, can't seem to get through

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