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A matter of choice

You’ve lost count of the days, and your entire body is weary. All you see is your destination – not so near that you will reach there tomorrow or even next year; not so far that you will never make it. But you can see it. And it is you who had chosen this path – it was never enforced upon you – all the more reason why you cannot abandon it.

As you trudge on, you come upon crossroads: but this was not part of the plan! Too tired to think about it, you turn left, and start to walk. But just ahead, the road is lost in a mess of bushes and shrubs. You will have to claw your way through to make any progress. Not willing to put in the effort, you turn back, and take the other turn at the cross roads. This time, there are no thorns in your way – rather, it’s a swampy, boggy mire that teases you. Ten years ago, you would have had the strength as well as the patience to take it head on. But not today.

So you turn around again, walk back, and decide to keep going in the direction in which you were originally going. But you not spared here either… This time the path is strewn with boulders – too heavy to move and too large to step over.

You think of turning around, of going back where you came from. But the way is shut – you cannot go back. It was a choice you made a long time ago. Your choice. Not something that was forced upon you.

So you sit down, and wait. And try and figure out what to do next.

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    May 25, 2012 at 2:14 PM

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    • May 27, 2012 at 12:16 AM

      Thanks for the nomination, I am honored!

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