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Humour by Rehana Munir: Falling for the myth

ByRehana Munir
May 30, 2021 07:02 AM IST

Deep below the level of rational thought lie stories that enthral and enrich. Which are some of your favourite stories that involve another level of fiction and fantasy?

I first read about the myth of Sisyphus while preparing for my graduation exams using notes photocopied from life-saving friends. Albert Camus’ influential essay, The Myth of Sisyphus (1942), spoke about the doomed human condition using the mythological Greek figure condemned to pushing a heavy rock up a hill; every time he reaches the top, the rock rolls down and he has to begin again – a back- and soul-breaking task that is neither ever completed nor abandoned. Much like the trauma of trying to book a vaccine slot online. Caught in a miasma of pandemic-coloured absurdity, my mind often wanders into the fertile terrain of myth, from which countless patterns of thought and feeling emerge.

The trauma of booking a vaccine slot online is similar to the myth of Sisyphus, a back -and-soul-breaking task (Parth Garg)
The trauma of booking a vaccine slot online is similar to the myth of Sisyphus, a back -and-soul-breaking task (Parth Garg)
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