Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Stopping for you

Did you ever get the feeling that trains are like opportunities? They stop briefly, giving you a quick moment to decide "Should I?" and then leave, with or without you. As you make up your mind, you know where you'll end up, but aren't sure if this is the way you want to get there.

Will there be friends along the way? Will you have a nice view? Will people smile and make room for you? Or will you hang on by your fingernails, fighting to stay on board till you disembark, victorious. Will you get there with all your belongings intact? Or will you get off and always look back wistfully at what you left behind?

If you don't take them, there's always another option, another route, another train. But you know that if you do take them, when you get there, you'll have arrived.

Question is, is that what you want?


dipali said...

Very profound!!!!

Thinking Cramps said...

That's me ;)

Nagaraj said...

Reminds me of THe Polar Express where the Conductor says; "The thing about trains... it doesn't matter where they're going. What matters is deciding to get on."