Sunday, October 15, 2006


A normal man would wonder what could you possibly perceive from the grey stone and gravel laid path with a sidewalk. Well its true what could we possibly think of when we look at it, but take a deeper look at it, is that all a road depicts?????

As the phrase goes a long road ahead, there is so much we can pick out of it. A lifetime ahead of you, the journey of life to be traveled, a process of growth and development, the path we tread to reach our destination, a whole world ahead of us! To come to think of it there is more meaning to it than what just appears to the human eye at a glance.
Have we ever thought of what we are going to do in the future and how we are going to achieve it? Well if we have then the one answer that the complex mind thinks of is hard work, determination and the requisites to be fulfilled, in short I would call it the road to be traveled to success. Success is subjective here.

A road inspires many to get ahead in life. Where we think that it’s the end of a road, we must not forget it might just be a curve that seems to be the end. A curve could imply a change in direction, an alteration in the thought process or just a different way of doing the same thing. When we think it’s the dead end and nothing goes beyond, we fail to realize that if we jump the wall the road continues. The only difference is that it’s on the other side of the “dead end”.

There are times in life when we arrive at cross roads. This is when we ought to make a decision- which road to tread. A decision that can, take us to a world totally diverse. Something unexpected, something uncalled for, a world that is a world apart. When we are faced with situations, it’s these situations that determine the kind of beings we are. The road we chose is the path that is preached and worshiped as our temple. We must be very careful when we opt for a certain path. I say this because we live a lifetime on the chosen road. If we believe in karma and moksha, it’s the road we travel that determines it.

As we travel, we meet people, some who form a considerable part of our lives and some insignificant. But with every person we meet we tend to grow and learn. A positive quality or an unconstructive attribute, an idol or just a follower, people who strike you and some who teach us the harsh ways of the world. As it may be, it is what raises us to what we are. We take a lift; it signifies how we seek help in return for something as meager as a kind word or a titanic reward. Nevertheless, the world practices the survival of the fittest. If you can fight it, you survive it. This can be observed when you walk and someone pushes you to get ahead. Never really thought of it, did we……..

Why is it that simple things we encounter while traveling teach us a lifetime? Why is it that the way we grow is attributed to the way we life and the situations we handle? Why is it said that a learned man is the one who has traveled the right path? How is the direction of all this determined? What does all this mean? In short it is just one aspect THE ROAD.

Does every road lead to a different direction or do all roads lead to Rome? Which is right and which is a farce? What do we believe in? all this is but an ambiguity. A small insignificant object called road can keep us wondering and is as grey as is its colour. Isn’t it? Roads - now does it raise questions on all sides of the grey matter?


Anonymous Abhinav said...

its easier to walk a mile in someone else's shoes.... than your own...!! ;)

ne ways another kick ass article madam!!

10:57 AM  

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