Monday, August 27, 2007


I'm running. Still running. I don't even remember when did the race start. But I've been running for a long time. At times it seems I've made it to the finishing line. But soon it becomes clear that one race ends only to signal the start of a new one.
I get accolades. I miss certain things, too. I have to compromise on a few things that i want to do, like going on a camping trip or trekking or backpacking. Because, the moment you divert your attention, the race will become meaningless. So I keep running. I see my dreams passing away, my track doesn't go through them. I see the face of my friends and loved ones, waiting for me. But I don't have the time to say hi to them. I keep running.
Some people are running along with me on the parallel tracks. Our direction changes in the next race. Some come back on another race, only to be diverted again after some time.
I keep running.The race becomes exhausting at times, but once I got used to it- I enjoy the run. The current race is for 3 years, after which there will be a new one about which I know nothing.

The races are endless. One is supposed to run all his life. But I might stop one day. Then I'll walk slowly, enjoying the feeling of the grass below my feet, the warmth of the shining sun,the beauty of the clouds, the music of the rains. I might get back to the faces i overtook, I might left the track and go on exploring a virgin road. But...
But that will happen only when I'd realize I've run enough, enough for a life time. For now, I've to keep on running.
And I'm.


suddhasatta said...

Hey, nice thoughts. True and honest account of the journey of the 21st Century. But at the same time I feel very happy to see that you (the runner of this cetury), inspite of the unidimentional race, had the time to stop for a while and watch your world from the space; you had time enough to think who you are and what are your dreams; you still remember the route you already ran along and the passers-by and the fellow runners; most importantly you had the out-of-the-matrix realization of the reality, you are aware that you are running the race and you hope to see an end of this enormous marathon; you hope to reach the destination; you wish to find the peace of mind and memories come alive; you beleive those who are running the parallel tracks and diverting their way from you, will wait for you at the end of the road someday. So no worries man, you are awake and few more people like you are still alive in this world. So cheer up, run faster and focussed and be assured, all the roads in this world are convergent. We will meet, we will celebrate together in the silence of woods over the mugs filled up with beer.

Rahul Rad said...

nice post man... prompted me to stop and think.. I like your optimism too :-)

adi said...

run dwai run
run adi run
sabki yahi kahani hai dwai
but kab tak?

Arz000n said...

Well...dont forget to wear Nike shoes while running....alwite ??
they are more comfortable and you can run much me :D

Nicely written...if I match the title with the one which is popping up in ma mind, I will call you LOLLA from now on :P

Na.Su.Krishnan said...

Life's truth put in a simple way.Good post!

I think we will get so much used to running that walking may become tough. Walking may be a pain.Better keep running.

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