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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Don't fall...


When one of the ropes supporting a load frays, the rest are not far behind. It’s only a matter of time before the whole load crashes.

If one important perception of something or somebody is shattered, are not the rest too far behind?

You dread what happened, you dread what may happen. You dread the crash knowing that you’re standing right beneath the load and are bound to get grievously hurt, no matter what.

One might think it would be better to ignore the frayed rope or patch it up, but faulty it is, no matter what you pretend it is. Is it as capable of supporting the load as it once was now that it’s frayed?

You want it to be but not at the same time. You wish you had never seen it but glad you did you would never have seen the latent fault. You want the rope to be as you always thought it was… you want the load to remain steady as it always was…

The load is precious. You don’t want it to crash. You almost wish you weren’t standing right underneath it if and when it does crash but unfortunately you have no choice…

So you stand there and wait… helpless… hoping and praying for something you’re not even sure of…

Don’t fall…

5 comments:

the hoverer said...

well it all depends on how strong the rope is, if the ropes are only just strong enough to hold the weight, that the slightest of tugs will bring it to a fall, or on the other hand each of the ropes may be so strong as to safely support the weight alone. it all depends on what you think, on how strong you want your string to be. furthermore you might have different strings of different strength, it now depends on which strings give way...

Divya said...

It's a pretty crucial rope... i thought the load would fall last night but as you said, it is about what i think... if a crucial rope gives way i think the load is pretty much weakened and i think that's what happened.. the stage is weaker than it was at the moment and im sure the load agrees... it'll take time to stabilise and it was upto me to decide to let it stabilise.. the possibility of crashing did come to mind but i found this much much better... lets see how it goes...

raghu said...

http://bp0.blogger.com/_LIzSKNSJMeA/RXj0jT7Za4I/AAAAAAAAAAM/S3GdgJOR4c8/s400/Rope+Breaking+on+Man+Holding+Stone+Heart+on+Hillside.jpg
remember this picture i sent you long back?

thought it fit.

another brick in the wall said...

i really dunno wat the fuck u r talkin about but from wateva sense i cud make of wat i read.. i totally agree wid wat the hoverer has 2 say bout it! totally agree when he quotes it all depends on what you think, on how strong you want your string to be... very very true.. its all in ur mind

umm.. i wud like 2 add smthng i kinda alwyz believed.. we hold on to life too much.. we shud jst learn 2 let go of it.. we arent really sure if we can handle the shit tht life mite get us into.. i rate it the fear of the unknown.. we are scared tht ths fear mite crush us n we wont be able 2 stand it.. but well.. sometimes its jst imp 2 let go of the life n let life take its course.. sometimes.. it just does wateva it does for our own good n we dont evn hav an idea of it! dunno how related ths shit is wid wat u've written.. but felt it was so said it.. enjoy :)

the hoverer said...

totally agreeing with the brick in the wall I'd just like to add one more thing. It is very important to let go especially if you don't know about the kind of stuff life has thrown at you. You never know it might be something like...like (sorry cant think of a better example) like your intestine, now if its all entangled, and you try to tug at it it is definitely not going to help, on the other hand if you step back, let go and look at the situation in a broader perspective you might just find that the trouble has been right under your nose all along. i too like the brick wonder how this is relevant to the original post but i think its an interesting thought in itself.