Sunday, May 25, 2008

Say goodbye. Don't follow.

Sometimes we walk away so far, that going back becomes impossible. We turn around only to face a different world. Of course it will change, everyone walks. Stable life is unknown and it shouldn't be. Stability degrades you. Look at a dead body. It rots, germs eat it. That's decay for you. Sometimes we are so far gone, that we look into the rearview mirror only to find nothingness. If we could see a glimpse of the world we walked away from in there, then we have hope. But that's not the scenario. The barren land is what the mirror reflects. That's when we realise, that all we can do is hang our heads low, look at the ground and just smile. It isn't defeat really, it's loss maybe. But then there is also gain and one shouldn't really ignore that. We never lose. There is always gain at the loss of something. It is really important to understand the weight of these two words - how much they mean to you and how much they are really worth, as that's when you know how much these really matter to you. We keep walking and the road is always undefined. It is always a haze, being just an imagination, an idea, an uncertainty, just a painting in our minds. It's the same to everyone. But sometimes, we just want to sit down, take a break maybe and catch a glimpse of what we left behind. However, we are not always lucky, because although we've taken a break, the world still walks on. So again we just smile and walk on. It's a funny world.

6 comments:

Sim said...

also walking is extremely good for health!!!!! ;P
life is one long journey and it is fun though it has its share of ups and downs, and you know you don't really lose that much, there is more gain, even if you've moved on in life things do stay with you in some form or the other and mostly in a good way....
tu kitna sentimental hai re!!!!

Divya said...

There is always gain at the loss of something.- thats an interesting thought..

and sometimes we want to just sit down and wonder what we will leave behind as we take the next step forward.. if we even will take a step forward...

nice post :)

Snehal said...

:)

Naaz said...

A very nice post, I must say :)

life is a journey to the unknown. We are not aware where we all are heading to, yet we are on our way to the unknown.

And during this journey, we sometimes win and the other times we loose. Both are balanced. How? You can't appreciate what you have 'gained' at the expense of what you have 'lost'. Imagine a life, where you see only 'ups'- you'll loose the charm of living 'cause you don't know whether you have to be happy or sad as you have never experienced what 'down' to appreciate what 'up' is.
Every experience can be learned from. Every strong emotion examined for cause and effect. Be grateful for the times that might seem the toughest because within you can find your greatest strength and learning experience. You stand to learn a lot about yourself and why your life is where it is at that moment when you are aware. Then you can fully experience life around you instead of letting it flow thoughtlessly on autopilot from moment to moment.

Abhu said...

oye! u know smthn... this is smthn very close to what i wanted to express through my last post -"living dead" just two angles of sing the same thing, i think.

Adhirath said...

Beautifully written. I especially liked the "There is always gain at the loss of something". Quite thought provoking.

And if I may add, life is perfect this way. Walking obviates inactivity..flowing obviates stagnation..moving on obviates regret!

It is only when we move on (and on) that we eventually get to the better side of things..it is only when we move on that we conquer remorse by venturing into better avenues..and above all, it is only when we move on that we have hope, of a better day!

you know as it is said, "the ultimate purpose of life is simply to live"