Saturday, December 01, 2007

Trajectory of Walking--Sunday Scribblings

This time my scribblings can go take a walk!

Since the day we are born, we start walking. As infants, our tiny hands try to grab life by holding on any one who comes in our periphery. Slowly, our world unfolds, and we walk wobbling towards it. As we grow, our walk turns into leaps. We hardly ever pause, skipping merrily towards lives many mysteries. We are not afraid of falling flat on our face. Nor do we care. By this time, we have learnt to pick ourselves up.

Somewhere down the line, we decide on a path. That walk might be easy or it might be full of pitfalls. Only after traversing there for a while, we can truly understand. At some point of time, we all turn back too. That is inevitable. A few walks hurt us. A few give us greatest of pleasures. Toughest of all walks is love. One has to nurture it by paving the road. Smoothing out the kinks makes that walk easy. Walking towards it remains the only option.

Walks could be filled with beauty or those could be stark. Either way we go, we learn to deal with it. Only by experience, may it be good or bad, we can truly learn. The various walks of life teach us to choose the right path eventually.

All in all, in that path of life, no tractory can deviate us from walking towards, through or out of it.
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Take more walks...

34 comments:

Jo said...

Very true!

Lucy said...

"One has to nurture it by paving the road. "
great post. So true!

Whitesnake said...

Walk me through that again!

Robin said...

I like the way you've used the physical development of walking as your metaphor. Nice job Gautami.

UL said...

"Toughest of all walks is love", oh yeah. Tough and full of risks.
But choose we must to get to the light at the end of the tunnel to know if it ends in happiness or grief - the light could very well be a fast moving train as a friend of mine once put it!

UL

rashbre said...

A thoughtful and well written post! Walk on.

Jodi Cleghorn said...

Reminds me of the Robert Frost poem, about taking the path less trod.

This stirred lots inside - as the best writing always dones.

Thank you for sharing ... here of my own accord :o)

Stacy said...

Well said.

floots said...

whether footprints are in the sand or the heart
we should keep on walking
making a mark

Ghost Particle said...

We have legs to walk, its nature's way of asking us to experience and learn through life. Our romantics, sadness and courage made us walk more and wide, but our intelligence are making us couch potatoes. :D

Just Jen said...

oh how i wish we could avoid the walk at times, great post!

lissa said...

How very true. You said it well.


Yeah, Blogger does seem like it wants to control us. Are they trying to block out non-Blogger users? It's just so dumb.

paisley said...

very true... a bit disheartening, but still very true....

Rob Kistner said...

"...no tractory can deviate us from walking towards, through or out of it."

All journeys end...

The Alchemist said...

There are no wrong paths in life, there is only the ones we choose to take.

Angel said...

we are born to walk and walk on we must!

great post :)

Devil Mood said...

Walking clearly is a great metaphor for life and living. I often think of paths: are there a lot of them or just one? do you make them or are they done? It's good to see your thoughts on that subject.

sage said...

Nicely done--maybe I'll have to write something for this week Scribblings since I've done a lot of walking in my life!

colleen said...

I love that! The primal urge to walk and then the choosing of a path that may lead us to hurt but it's all in the learning.

I'm glad someone is addressing the non-blogger block out. I feel discriminated against.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I love this--
I'm strange. I had to learn how to walk 3 times in my life - as an infant, at 10 and when I was 30. I hope that was my last. :)

forgetfulone said...

I loved your post.

Awareness said...

Oh, those painful love walks.....they can be nasty....

i'm lucky to have found my walking buddy after a few missteps...

enjoy your day Gautami.

Betty C. said...

I love the dual interpretation of the subject.

Crafty Green Poet said...

What you say is very true.

June said...

This is a great analogy to think of our life's primary path and all the secondary paths we walk. Well said!
By the way, I'm one of the "others" and am upset by Blogger's action. Here's a direct link to my Sunday Scribbling: http://spatter.typepad.com/spatter/2007/12/small-things.html

Pat Paulk said...

Good thing I like walking!! Reminds me of Pilgrims Progress for some reason.

Linda said...

Wonderful metaphor! Walking is life and life is a walk.

tumblewords said...

Oh, so true! Nicely worded...

Writer bug said...

nice take on the prompt!

mks said...

Great post. very nicely done. I am watching my 4 month old nieve grow into her own little person and we all think that she is going to skip crawling and go straight to walking just like her mom did. Wouldn't that be cool?

Frances said...

So true - love is the toughest walk.
Walking toward it is the only option.
Even when we hit a kink in love's road and feel pain it's still better than being without love at all.
Take care
Frances
http://blogforth.com

Barone said...

"Toughest of all walks is love"....perfect capture of a simple profound truth...the paradox: sometimes the deepest love makes for the toughest walk.
be well. jodi barone

Writer on Board said...

Love this. Always nice to walk with you.

polona said...

although i prefer more profane varieties of walking, you took us on a wonderful walk of life.