Saturday, November 12, 2011

Churning the Life Mill....


Blogger friend Aativas finds meanings in so many things we take for granted. Like the roadside sugarcane juice seller, on a hot September day in Hyderabad , in the Southern State of Andhra Pradesh, ready to squeeze out fresh sugarcane juice for you....

While one enjoys the juice, sometimes with a tinge of lemon and ginger,  nothing is wasted. The crushed fibrous matter that results after the juice is extracted from the sugarcane stalks, is great raw material for paper, building materials and biofuels.

Wish we could recycle our experiences in life , this way ......

(photograph by Aativas)
Experiences in life
are like sugarcane;
some straight,
sometimes in pieces,
some slightly crooked,
and all stacked together
in the mind.

You choose
some,
and push them through
the mind mill,
churning your thoughts.

Some pleasing sweet results
shared in a glass
with friends,
and
some
thrown away,
presumed useless,
but possibly of use
somewhere
in making learning bricks,
tough with fibre.

If we only learn to churn.....

6 comments:

  1. you have a great blog...wondeful posts..keep it up

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  2. Surngatai, what an interpretation!! I like it .

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  3. Recycling experiences!! Yes, wish we could.

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  4. True. Wish we could recycle experience!

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  5. Wow! That is a beautiful interpretation! Loved it! :)

    Leo @ I Rhyme Without Reason

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  6. please copyright this idea before someone churns it and makes his/her own :)))

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