Saturday, July 03, 2010

Torn Between Nemesis and Lethe (2)


In Greek mythology, Lethe (Λήθη; Classical Greek [ˈlɛːtʰɛː], modern Greek: [ˈliθi]) was one of the five rivers of Hades. Also known as the Ameles potamos (river of unmindfulness), the Lethe flowed around the cave of Hypnos and through the Underworld, where all those who drank from it experienced complete forgetfulness. Lethe was also the name of the Greek spirit of forgetfulness and oblivion, with whom the river was often identified.

In Classical Greek, the word Lethe literally means "oblivion," "forgetfulness," or "concealment". It is related to the Greek word for "truth", aletheia (αλήθεια), meaning "un-forgetfulness" or "un-concealment".

by Wikipedia.

The post relates to an old classmate back in Secondary school. We were quite close for a couple number of years even after she left for England after form 1. And then, came back in form 3. We suddenly bumped into each other at a tuition center I was attending and we were in the same Economics and Math class. Technically, we were really best friends.

For short, after starting college..she and I kept less in contact due to our busy schedule. A year later, I tried to keep in contact with her. When I sent her a chat message when she was online. She ended asking me who I was and asking whether she knows me or not. I then tried to remind who I was, and adding on details like; She and I were classmates and were really close.

Unfortunately, she replied,"Sorry, I do not remember you nor do I know. I got too many friends"

That reply was indeed pretty saddening, but it's a shame she could forget. Could she be the perfect example of her forgetting what her life was? It's as if she drank from the river of 'Lethe' and had undergone an 'Oblivious' trip in her head? I won't know, and I won't bother. I just need to move on and meet better friends that would serve me well in life...