Its 50th post in this blog and its special for varied reasons!
First and foremost I am going to ratify today that I am going to travel the less travelled road.
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;
The current road is grassy but doesnt have enough food for all of us.So far I was trying to travel on both roads! But as Frost illustrates travelling on two roads is impossible. I got to make a choice.
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,
I have decided to take the other one-Yes perhaps the less travelled one. Not because I need not work long hours any more.There I will be forced to work more than what I do here and that shouldnt be work.It should be play! Who hates playing your favourite game ??
So if we are going to gauge with the metrics of work its one and 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.
Lot of apprehensions guts feeling and the desire to succeed was in favour of the second. The man who laid the first road threatned me that the second road may take me to marsh lands. Worse is that I could not fix my destination too. But after analysing few factors I came to a conclusion that the second road must take me closer to the destination (Ya i have two in mind! It works good for both.)
But in case I have a tear down in road two I got to walk back my way and take the road one!(There should be some bypass!!!)
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
Here comes the tricky part of the poem and my choice. I cant surely say that the less travelled road is going to take me the places. The speaker in the poem also uses a negative word “sigh” …Frost!! Are you regretting or appreciating the road less taken??
Whatever difference it is one has to walk the way to find it. I started walking few steps and I am sure this rugged road will prepare me for the difficult terrains if any (Sure there is plenty ahead dude..).
I may regret for it in future (and you may mock me for choosing the less travelled one) but I would have the experience of walking in the rugged terrain for which I will never have to regret.
If it works out well and there it is instead of a sigh I would shout
“Hurray! And this has made the difference”
So no reason to regret!Let me try it out!
PS: Frost didnt want this poem to be inspirational but it shows us the reality without any exaggeration.
Whatever the choice you make,dont attempt to evaluate it until you walk the way!
Like Tendulkar I took a bit respite for my 50 and will march towards century like a 20-20 match.