Friday, April 27, 2007

Now Where to From Here.......

Once again on the crossroads of life, I can't help myself from thinking about Robert Frost's poem-"The Road Not Taken." I am reproducing the poem here for the benefit of people who have not read it.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
I am quitting my current job, and taking up another job, in a totally different realm, from the one in my current organization.

So perhaps years ahead, I shall be saying that-"I too took the road, less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.

Life is a quest, everyone has a goal, and works to achieve his/her goal. As long as the quest does not end in a fruitful goal, the restlessness, and the need to keep changing paths, keeps happening.

Some people find their goal early in life, some people achieve it a bit late in life, and there are many others, for whom the quest goes on till the last breath of their lives.

Hopefully I should complete my quest soon.

Let us see what happens......

1 comment:

Aswin Kini said...

That was a very wonderfull poem written by Frost. Very true indeed!
So you are going to take the road, that was less travelled. Hmmm that's a brave decision.

At this point, i wish to say something, "It doesn't matter which road you take, as long as it takes you to your destination".

It is not the path, but the destination that matters.

Having known you over the years, i trust that you will reach your destiny soon. Hope i would have also reached mine soon.

Perhaps! after a few years, you would indeed say, "I too took the road, less travelled by, and that has made all the difference."

Wish you good luck my friend! But one last say before you leave.
"No matter where you are, what you do, stick to your guns".

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