Monday, May 19, 2008
THE UNTRODDEN PEREGRINATION
The gates were open at both ends. And I had made my choice. I was never sure about where that gate would lead me. Yet, I was sure that my choice was correct and I'd be welcome, in there.
A bunch of blank faces- blank as mine, staring curiously at me, as though I were some alien creature, without realizing that they too were a part of the same kind of species- I found myself thinking; and smiling to myself, I get to know them.
But as I spoke to them, I found out that these species had some name. A beautiful name. Friends. And soon, there were many. Friends, friends, and more friends- all over.
Then there were lessons- some boring, a few interesting and yet a few more- bitter. I was now a student in the institution called- life. And each lesson, had something to say.
The roads ahead weren't smooth. A few pits and a few helping hands; a few smiles and a few tears. But these roads never let its traveler stop and rest. Even it's pits, had paths, which let those, inside it- move on.
People. A few good and a few- better. But each of them had a role to play. People. Some- who helped me just go on, and a few more- who helped me travel better. People. A few, who moved ahead; a few more- who stayed behind. And a few- moving along.
My peregrination, had come to an end. And the gates have been opened again. But outside this gate- yet other choices, await. More friends and more lessons. A longer road and lethal pits. But I move along now, not uncertain- but sure of where it'd lead me to. With the lessons of the past- to build my future; I move along- still, as a student: In an institution called- Life!