Thursday, January 14, 2010

Once Upon a Wandering Mind…

As, I was trying to get my mind to focus on a 100+ page document that I had to finish reading by end of this week, my mind wandered away…far away to the rain drenched soil outside, the incessant beat of the winds against the trees, the jewel like brightness of the waters…I finally gave up the battle with a flighty mind and took a much needed break with a cuppa ginger laced chai and a little voice calling me downstairs “ Mama…Boxing “…K2 wanted to play Boxing on Wii Sports (and of course Mama always ends up winning)…I glanced at the watch…7.30 PM, I decided to give myself a break and boxed a couple rounds with K2.
My mother had already cooked dinner and just the familiarity of eating a meal from my childhood brought a warm sense of peace and quiet to my wandering mind. Here’s to my wandering mind settling down and focusing on the task at hand. A beautiful poem written by Robert Frost, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” comes to mind …

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house
is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
P.S: A picture outside my place…peaceful and quiet, taken with my E71.

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