Friday, August 27, 2010
The road not taken....
I'm going to begin this post of mine with a few of my favorite lines from a well known poem of a well known author.. an author of oxymorons..
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 was never a big fan of Robert Frost. I did enjoy his work, But they never created the same impression as of Wordsworth, Shelly, and the lot. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that I'd begin to admire his work..particularly this poem!! But now, I don't think any line could describe my present situation better than these. Indeed, I had options laid in front of me.. And God alone knows what made me choose the less-trodden path..I did want to achieve new things at that time.. but only after I'd come more than half way up the path did I realize that such a thing wasn't likely to happen.. Well,at least not in my case. My dreams will remain dreams... Fairy tales would be an appropriate name. My friends will clearly guess what I'm talking about.. Of late, this is what has been the topic of every conversation I've been in..
If only on that fateful day..(unlikely that I'll ever forget the date..13-07-2008)..I had acted otherwise...!!I made the decision to pursue an engineering course in Anna University. And I don't know what impressed me to choose the course that I did.. May be it was the name.. But I never thought that one day in the very near future, I would be lamenting for having chosen it..and neither did it occur to me that I'd be crazy enough to write a blog about it!! Am I to blame the course, or am I to blame myself?? For, unlike Frost, I didn't just have two options, but atleast half a dozen ones!! Had I paid attention to my inner voice(s), I wouldn't have ended up in such a mess..:(:( I seriously envy my schoolmates who were wise enough to choose the beaten track.. Had I done that, I'd have been much clearer of what to do with life.. But at present, I can only see a great shadow lurking over my future.. Only if that shadow moves will I know what is in store for me... Until then, all I can do for is HOPE!!!
P.S.:this is perhaps my most depressing post till now!!kindly bear with me...:)
Cheers.. Vaishali at 9:44 PM