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;
These are the lines from one of the most famous Poems by Robert Frost. It clearly has a deep meaning, which I was so unable to understand when I first read this poem at school. Well, this is not actually about the poem, but about the life that is projected after taking the road. We all, at certain point of time are bound to choose one way out of two or many. At every step we take, we are made to struggle with our minds to choose.
To choose what we feel is right at that time, to choose what we think will be a positive turn out. And we have to choose, because that is what life is all about- choices and outcomes! But sometimes, and in some cases many times, we choose the wrong road. We travel the road that leads us to nowhere, where we feel that this was our biggest mistake. We see no one else taking that route, everyone’s just passing by taking a different road. We can see the smiles on their faces, compared to us, they look happier. We become morose, and wish if we could just get one another chance to start from the point where we made that choice.
But that’s not life. It gives only one frigging chance, and then it gives the result. And we got to live with that, whether we like it or not.
Sometimes I wonder what if, I cannot find any motivation out of this darkness? What if I just believe This is it? What if I lose all hopes and accept I have taken a wrong road, and yes, there’s no way out and no way going back?
Life seems to halt, when I think about it. So, instead of thinking that, I tell myself, there’s always a way out, if there’s a way in.
And it is the only truth. No matter what we choose, we will have a way out. No riddle, no maze is forever, it always has a loop hole. All that we require is to work patiently, hopefully and harder! And not letting the darkness dominate us, not letting the riddle to go more complex. All we need is to keep our grapefruit under one umbrella. Its useless to get disappointed by one damn failure. It just don’t end the life.
Life is not only about excelling in academics, or business or any other thing. It is actually about complacence, happiness, consciousness. Everyone comes with a reason, but most of us surrender themselves to the difficulties, darkness and hopelessness.
Many of us take the road that’s really not a fully-fruited way. But from those many, some really know how to find their way out. They know, that even if they leave holes while paving the path, they will have to move on, not worrying about the holes anymore. They know how to leave their past behind and let it not affect their future.
And although they take the road that’s gloomy, dull and difficult, they come out as sparks and stars!
Life is not what is there, Life is what we perceive. Its important to have a positive perception towards life, it is necessary to understand everyday cannot be a day with the sun, we will have dark clouds some day or the other. But we should also remember there’s always a rainbow after the darkness falls!!!!!
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.