Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Answer is Blowing in the Wind

Blowin' In The Wind (Bob Dylan)
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How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the sea?
Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head,
Pretending he just doesn't see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.


The above song is a famous piece from Bob Dylan.
It talks about walking the path and what it takes to be unshakable.
A true master piece.

Penned down some of my thoughts about this below:
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Life is not devoid of disappointments and every disappointment leaves scars.
But it is these scars which turn into stripes and the final question is:
"Have you earned your stripes?"

It is only when the heart tears that it grows stronger.
No matter what happens, truth,tenacity, perseverance,endurance and courage is what we need with us to move forward in life. But there are also times in life when we need to just let go and move on as well. Do your best...leave the rest.

We are mere travellers.Everything in life is a learning experience.
So when we fall, when we fail,when we are dissapointed:
we need to stand up, wipe away the dust,clean up the wounds=>allow it to heal,
ignore the scars,imbibe the lessons,grow stronger and move on...
Apply the lessons learnt make sure that mistakes are not repeated

5 comments:

Ashwin said...

Good one,Captain [;-)]. You've 'earned your stripes' @ Chennai.Time to move on.

Keep Walking

sreekumar said...

Dear Karthi,
I was impressed with Bob for his wonderful Lines and then I was also impressed with

QUOTE
"We are mere travellers.Everything in life is a learning experience.
So when we fall, when we fail,when we are dissapointed:

We need to stand up, wipe away the dust,clean up the wounds and allow it to heal,ignore the scars,imbibe the lessons,grow stronger and move on...

Apply the lessons learnt make sure that mistakes are not repeated"UNQUOTE

Best regards,

Sree Uncle

krishnasruthi said...

Hey Karthietta
Great article! It is really inspiring. I guess we are all bound to face disappointments in our lives, but as you say -it'll be time to move on. Am reminded of Abraham Lincoln's quote- " The path was worn and slippery. Every time one foot slipped under the other, obstructing my way, I said " It's just a slip and not a fall". "

Aathira said...

Very right, but also easily said.

The picking oneself up, looking the world in the eye and walking ahead with your head held high comes with time.

Shantanu said...

Nice! Scars add to one's character.