31 March, 2006

React !

It takes a revolution to change things.
By revolution , i dont mean bloodshed.
By revolution, i mean change in thinking , changes in our attitude ... not just towards things that seem very important, but even banal issues.
We seem to have a view on everything big , or atleast we claim that we do ( even if it is directly dependent on what the newsapaper feeds you with).. but for other issues which probably affect us more on a day-to-day basis , we don't even react.
Whether it is the illegal construction around our house ,the garbage piling up across the street... or someone misbehaving in the bus... we prefer to turn a blind eye towards such things.

What we need to do is not just sit and comment but really put in thought. THINK.
And then , even more important , REACT.

The reason why so little is done, is generally because so little is attempted.
~ Samuel Smiles

26 March, 2006

The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken
~ Robert Frost

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.

11 March, 2006

Rain :)

The air is like a butterfly
With frail blue wings.
The happy earth looks at the sky
And sings.
~ Joyce Kilmer
(Joy)

With such beautiful weather outside, i couldn't find words more apt to describe my mood.

Its been raining since afternoon.. the slight rain, a little more than drizzle.. the patter on the roof.. the intoxicating smell of the "happy" earth.. the wet, green leaves , looking fresh as if they're dancing with joy..
Getting wet in the rain .. feeling the wetness on your skin.. and finally feeling numb because of the cold - numb to everything else around you except the only thing you can feel... the rain .

04 March, 2006

Decisions

"Good decisions come from experience ,
and experience comes from bad decisions ! "

We face decisions every moment - some critical, some small and some trivial. But however big or small the decision ,some amount of thought does go in, simply because the decision is ours.
And no one likes to be blamed for an incorrect decision.

But then, is not taking the decision yourself an easier way out. Or is it a way of passing on the responsibility to someone else... I ve seen lots of people who not only hesitate in deciding , but sometimes just wait for someone else to make it , and then simply follow suit.

Every decision left to you should be considered as an opportunity - an opportunity to take responsibilty , to prove your ability , an opportunity to have your way , an opportunity to learn , an opportunity to gain experience !