Monday, October 20, 2008

Cross Roads, Poem by Robert Frost and Self-contemplation... Musings

How many times in our life we remember the poem by Robert Frost we first read in school.

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

Today is one such day again in my life. I was offered a permanent position with one of a company that has its HQ's in England. The place in question being Scotland - Dunde. I've never been there earlier (never been anywhere for that matter) So strange that this reminds me only of the cross-roads the Robert Frost's words....

Ofcourse i've negated myself against the temptation i had to grab the offer (u blame it on my lethargy or my inability). Everytime i put myself through the through question while self-contemplating, the answer is evident. I cannot move my ass from here...

May be im getting institutionalized... heading-off for the same job guess not much has changed, the same life and same routines. Maybe I'll be alone here as well. Everyday I will hear someone say "Yaar yahan life bekar hai" (Buddy ,life in India is no good)

Everyday I'll see social networking profiles of Indians with Pics with the background of Opera house,Eiffel Tower,Statue of Liberty and Niagra Falls with the caption " Me Chilling @ .....".

But for some reason that I can't put to words I say No not even to the thought of it. Maybe I love things as they are, maybe I love being here, may me im not adept enough, Maybe the Economy is booming.. Maybe the India is the best place to be at this moment..

1 comment:

Chuppandi said...

Status update: Now its feels like may be i should've grabbed whatever the life has offered for i've wasted too many such opportunities... Life here is getting meaner day by day..

But it was a conscious choice nevertheless (so are the others for that matter)so i'd better buck and stop brooding.. Just thought of sharing anyways...