Monday, December 07, 2009

The Tiger within us..


I don't usually interest myself much in the sordid tales of celebrity shenanigans, nor do I think that just because you are a celebrity you have to start behaving like a saint. People should go to their Rabbis or parents for moral clarity not some guy that can hit a ball with a stick.
But the way this whole Tiger Woods story unfolded has had me thinking.

Here's a guy who has this affair for 31 months. Now that's a far cry from a one night stand. 31 months means endless moments, exchanges of niceties, intimacies, expressions of all kindsa stuff, building up this huge illusion in his head.
And then, when she could make a few dollars selling the all comes crashing down.

And I imagine..that's exactly how it's going to be in the next world when the Yetzer Hora, who just spend 70, 80 years seducing and being our best friend, our lovers, our partners in crime, suddenly stands there publishing headlines about us for all to see.

The whole illusion crumbling to pieces.
The betrayal that cannot even be called a betrayal, because the fidelity only existed in the fantasy that is your mind.

And yet, the next celebrity is already waiting on line to be next in this humbling affair..and the towers of illusion grow taller still.



Blogger Mystery said...



December 07, 2009 10:53 AM  
Anonymous chav said...


this hits way too close to home.

December 07, 2009 4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So well put ....How scary!!!!

December 23, 2009 8:30 PM  
Blogger the sabra said...

actually, the yetzer hora does not want us to bend to him. he is only doin his job. like the king who wants to test the resolve of his son and hires a woman to seduce him.. G-d wants us to be strong, and the Yetzer Hora does too.

January 11, 2010 1:33 AM  

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