(In tribute to Robert Frost & his poem – Road Not Taken)…
In our life, we are often left with choices. These choices are not like that of MCQs in exams where if one answer is wrong, one mark would get lost. But here, the question is of life, & the answer is of fate. If any of the choice is wrong, a huge part of life would break down. So choose the one which you & only you think better or suitable for your life & never to think what other think about it. Be an alternate. Be an experimentist. And, don’t be a traditionalist.
Here is a beautiful poem of Robert Frost on the choice of life:
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 marked 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.
This poem of Frost tells us that we should have an alternate choice. We should think something different. Life has lots of surprises hidden in it. Try to explore those unexplored paths. Never to choose something because everyone is choosing the same, or others asking you to do so. Choose what your internal ‘you’ like to choose. What fits for you, what you like by heart & brain. The choice must be something which is simply unique for unique ‘you’. So choose what suits for you & never care what others think about it.
Be with your choice…
Copyright Sandeep Deva Misra