Tuesday, June 30, 2009

... and that has made ALL the Difference!

My very favourite poem, and probably the essence of thought for today...

The Road Not Taken

written by Robert Frost(1915)

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.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

raat yun dil mein .....

A rough translation would be,

raat yun dil mein teri khoee hoi yaad aaee
jaisay veeranay mein chupkay say bahaar aa jaey

a stray thought of you caught me last night
as spring tiptoes across some wilderness

jaisay sehraoon mein holay say chalay baad e naseem
jaisay beemar ko baywaja qaraar aa jaey

like a cool breeze blowing softly in the dunes
the way an ailing gets well without any cure

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

As you SEEK, so shall you FIND ;)

A quote that always succeeds in prompting a longing to be a part of the 'elites' (in actual terms) it talks about:

How delightful is the company of generous people, who overlook trifles and keep their minds instinctively fixed on whatever is good and positive in the world about them. They have no vanity, they have no jealousy, they have no reserves and they feed on the true and the solid wherever they find it. And, what is more, they find it everywhere.- Van Wyck Brooks

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Achievment or Success?

'The most important thing in life is the knowledge that in whatever you did, you were comitted and worked hard and did the best that is in you. That's achievement. Sucess is being praised by others and its gratifying too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.'