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A pinch of salt, a spoonful of sugar,a mixture of condiments,a dollop of cream... so are my stories, so are my dreams!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Diverged roads

is this abstract?

is this concrete?

is this a story?

is this just a musing?

I leave that for you to decide... i jus pen down what haunts me the most

The Diverged Roads


P.S: The quote "You know its..." is by Julia Roberts

27 Comments:

  • At October 21, 2007 at 2:02 PM , Blogger CM-Chap said...

    An... I guess u hv decided to run thru moments of my (or all our??)life.

    Yup that's hw it was... very touching. Reminded me of some of my frnds.

    I'm sure u took inspiration frm ur own life... Let me know.

     
  • At October 21, 2007 at 2:07 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    sometimes in life we wonder why the person facing us stands like a rock. You wonder if they feel anythin....

    i wanted to portray the the ramblings going on in such a person's head.

     
  • At October 21, 2007 at 2:36 PM , Blogger Akilan said...

    hey... u r absolutely right.. i have just stood the same way to my friends.. hopefully they understood..

    u r very interesting anu.. u r a good mind reader i guess..

    ur writings make me feel good..

     
  • At October 21, 2007 at 2:40 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    @akilan

    Im glad my writings have provided an insight into a person's thoughts and feelings

    glad you could connect to it!! :-)

     
  • At October 21, 2007 at 3:28 PM , Blogger Nivi said...

    why is there this need to understand someone? its like u said, its implicit. When u know someone, u know them, u dont need to try to unravel them.

    I loved the way u had written this post. Its amazing you could portray so much depth in one page!!!

    what bothers me is this feeling that why do we think that when we do something selfless, its much greater than doing something out of which we derive pleasure.I am referring to the quote. Y cant love be me wanting to be happy with that person!!!

     
  • At October 21, 2007 at 3:35 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    @nivi

    yes you right in your own judgement. love can also mean being happy with that person. It is a very normal scenario and a happy one too. but to love someone inspite of the fact that you can never be a part of their life is something very few are capable of....

    no one really understands people who dont express anything only because they don want to hurt the person they are facing...

    if only we could read their thoughts, there will be a lots to unravel and think about

    what makes us happy truly depends on how we percieve things... no one can judge us as to whether the things that make us happy are selfish or selfless

     
  • At October 21, 2007 at 8:00 PM , Blogger chandru said...

    hai anu,
    It was a wonderful blog, very deep one. We are amazed at the way you have expressed the entire emotions when one falls in love.
    just in page."The Diverged Roads' was different from other Blogs.
    this is exactly what is happening in this fast technnogically changing world around us. Nice depiction of feelings.
    keep it up.

     
  • At October 21, 2007 at 9:33 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    @dad

    glad u liked it!! :-)

     
  • At October 21, 2007 at 9:49 PM , Blogger DHIVYA ARASAPPAN said...

    I've always thought those who restrain from expressing 'everything' they are feeling, especially if its for some greater good are very strong! And you've depicted the thoughts in such a person's mind very well!

    But, in such situations, I can't help wondering if you might miss out on some great relationship because you kept quiet...who knows what's going on in the other person's head? Two people keeping quiet to protect the other may actually end up hurting each other!

     
  • At October 21, 2007 at 11:29 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    @dhivya
    yes, communication is very important in any relationship... but in the situation portrayed here, she doesnt wanna break him into not pursuing his dreams

    If she said "dont go" he wouldn't... and thats exactly what she doesn't want.

    i don judge either of the characters for what they have and have not expressed... i have just showcased the turmoil that goes on in both their thoughts. and this is somethin that happens in most of our lives... we always wonder why the other person did not say a word

     
  • At October 23, 2007 at 8:15 AM , Blogger ajaygroups said...

    Hey anu ... dunno whether u wrote this blog keeping any particular person or incident in mind... Its written very well.. We all come across this scenario so many times with friends and loved ones. U hav not mentioned as to wat is it that the guy is trying to pursue

     
  • At October 23, 2007 at 2:42 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    @ajay

    let me provide a universal clarification here. i don write my blogs from any personal experience or keeping anyone in mind.

    My thoughts are influenced by external stimulations and insight into various characters i find around me. but the stories are woven purely based on my imagination.

    this work was not intended to showcase facts of a story, it was written to portray ONLY the turmoil going on in the guy and the girls mind at the brink of a relationship....

    It is jus like one SCENE in the life of a person when a loved one leaves never to return but she cannot say "dont go". I have only tried to depict what they both feel. I do hope i have been able to achieve that

     
  • At October 28, 2007 at 2:39 AM , Blogger sirpy said...

    It was as cm-chap said, very touching.. The selflessness of it all.. sacrifice.. Very well written..

    And nivi, you can never understand anyone fully.. Not even yourself.. It is the need to understand that results in any emotion being generated or transferred. :)

     
  • At October 28, 2007 at 10:18 AM , Blogger Anu said...

    @sirpy
    thx dude...glad u liked it.

    yes it is in a way very true. We can never understand another person completely... which is why there exists a word called "trust". even if we dont understand a person we believe in them. We believe that they will be there when we need them....

     
  • At October 31, 2007 at 11:14 AM , Blogger navien said...

    Gud one..True it is in certain circumstances love has to be encompassed. here it is embarkin on an opportunity or a dream tat s etched on one's mind throughout.

     
  • At October 31, 2007 at 11:24 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    @navien

    glad u found time :-)

    yes i totally subscribe to what u have said... sometimes we jus have to go in search in of things and cannot turn back even to say a goodbye

     
  • At November 1, 2007 at 10:18 PM , Blogger BKa said...

    Hey Anu sooper post !! Very touching... definitely 1 of ur best !

     
  • At November 2, 2007 at 3:18 AM , Blogger Confessions of a Born Procrastinator said...

    Aii...
    ur freakin me out completely now...

    Learned wat it was like to face 'the stone' a few days bk... And the words in ur story, perfectly described wat i already knew of her. Sometimes you kno a person too well.

    Question is, doesnt this person realize that you know him/her only too well? If two people were so close, how effective can such a camouflage be?

     
  • At November 2, 2007 at 3:17 PM , Blogger adithya said...

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  • At November 2, 2007 at 3:18 PM , Blogger adithya said...

    Dude where do u come up with such amazing topic… I mean each story is quite different and still really splendid. This will be one of my picks.. well lets just say I love it when u use the characted sid in the first place :).. his desperation that he could get her to say anything.. his desperation to hear her thoughts.. his deperation to make her talk and the way you portrayed these emotions by talking about the way the cold wind hit his muffled face like a knife.. BEAUTIFUL … and I totally agree with the fact about roads diverging… yeah buddy.. it does… it really really does and the funny part is ( like u said ) its nobody’s fault and it just happens… without a nudge without a pinch.. some call it fate some call it drive.. but however you label it.. ROADS DIVERGE.. the funny part is people walk on the diverged road hoping that it would meet up some day… but what is the probability of that happening

    DUDE… you brought out all the simple things in such an awesojmely simple way.. that’s quite tough you know.. I mean te instance of her hitting the bully.. him writing her notes… small things … but it brought out the intended effect yaar.. and I am in total regard of this lady character you were portraying.. her resistance to cry so that he wouldn’t react on that etc was just amazing… the following sentence got me floored..

    “You know its love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness.” …. However my question is… who can follow this true love… it’s a good way to put most people love to test..

    Loved this great treat of a story…. Please please publish a book immediately.

     
  • At November 4, 2007 at 1:21 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    @b.k
    thx da... glad u liked it

    @confessions
    very true... that could happen too. but very rarely do people understand each other perfectly... sometime i wish we could read others minds but then thats a scary thought too!

    @adithya
    First of all a million zillion thanks for having read my blogs inspite of such a hectic schedule...

    i had kinda decided that im not gonna pen another blog until i get your comments esp for this story and as usual u have understood 'sid' better than anyone ever did.

    "the funny part is people walk on the diverged road hoping that it would meet up some day… but what is the probability of that happening".... what a thought man!!! hats off to you... so deep and yet so true. it has given me a new dimension for the way i percieve relationships.

    All those small incidents were inspired from my own school life :-)... but not exactly mine(you know what i mean)

    "You know its love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness."-- My answer to your question is "YES" it is possible...U can never plan it, IT JUST HAPPENS...

    However it need not always be the case. love can also mean living and being happy with that person forever but what i have tried to portray here is the strength of these characters and the irony of the situation.

     
  • At November 4, 2007 at 6:28 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    @adithya

    here i quote a sentence written by you"He often heard people say the sign of true love is to be able to see the person u love in a happy state even if u r not the reason..." I know the sid portrayed in your post was cynical about this very sentence but i kinda find an undercurrent of similarities between the two characters...

     
  • At November 11, 2007 at 8:36 AM , Blogger adithya said...

    Hey chill on the thanks for reading your blog.. trust me I cant do without it :) hectic schedule or no hectic schedule… And whoaaaaa!! Not penning till I comment that’s really flattering dude thank you :).. but do remember that there are other fans beside me eh they might be waiting pretty badly for your posts… anyways one thing for sure… My comments aint gonna take this long next time :).. And as for Sid.. well lets just say the name in itself makes me totally understand him as much as possible .. Yeah dude I totally understand what you mean by the “inspired from school life” thingy.. and as for the diverged.. totally glad that even I could give a new dimension to a great author cum poet.
    And as for seeing that person happy.. I agree that one should be happy to see him/her happy… but how feasible is it??.. well I guess that question can have quite a bit of answers huh… :-).. totally agree on the undercurrent thingy between the two sids.. TOTALLY :)

     
  • At December 22, 2007 at 11:15 AM , Blogger Sesh said...

    Hey Anu,

    It was so lovely.. the thought dat u wanted to convey, thru d cute little incidents mentioned thru d 2characters,,was very true n ppl wud ve faced in their lives at some point of life..

    konjam heart heavya feel aana maadhiri irukku :)

     
  • At December 25, 2007 at 3:49 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    @sesh

    thx da. glad u liked it. konjam sentiathaan irukku but the words jus poured out and i cudnt help it...

     
  • At July 19, 2008 at 4:53 AM , Blogger angie said...

    beautifully written and painfully felt.

    her love.. what does it give her.
    he is happy and that makes her happy.he is no longer to be with her and thats pain.
    yet that which initiates her to do what she did, that which makes the decision deep within,his happiness over that selfish side of happiness in all of us, true... thats love.

     
  • At July 19, 2008 at 4:54 AM , Blogger angie said...

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