Sunday, January 1, 2012

Road Maps for the Future


My blogger friend, Kavi Arasu appears here after a long time, with this wonderful photo taken in the Muir Woods in Northern California, during his recent travels, and with a wonderful post for the New Year , which you can read here.

As he says , " On a drive to Muir woods, CA. The road was inviting, stellar and simply still. Yet so very alive and full of possibilities. That's my wish for you in 2012 !"

I happened to recall my younger days as a graduate student in the US, in the early 70's, learning road rules before taking the driving test, and simply remembered  the meaning of unbroken double yellow lines  on the road .

Sometimes the road also speaks....

(photograph by Kavi Arasu) 
The Path
to the Future,
stretches ahead,
sun-dappled,
tree-studded,
undulating at times,
perhaps
occasionally straightening
in realization
of responsibility.

At all times,
displaying
the double yellow lines,
of anger,
violence,
defiance,
revenge,
lies,
wild ambition
and disobedience
that we must never cross,
except
where allowed
in an emergency,
but
with
great understanding
humility,
empathy,
respect and
grace.

And
maybe,
one day,
those upright,
sturdy,
hardy,
old redwoods
on the roadside,
greatly stirred,
will nod at each other
in the breeze,
perhaps shedding a few leaves,
and
maybe wiping a few dew drops ,
and say,
"You'll do well, son !
You learned well ...."



3 comments:

  1. beautiful ...

    reminds me of the song country roads take me home.. to the place I belong ..

    Happy new year to you and family and everyone around you..

    Have a great year

    Bikram's

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  2. hi there,
    i happened upon your blog as i was looking for a pic of a double yellow line like the one you have here. i see that Kavi Arasu took this photo -- are you kavi? or do you have kavi's contact info that i could ask to use it on my blog, too?
    thanks so much,
    tanya

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    1. Hi Tanya, Have forwarded your comment to Kavi.

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