Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Yesterday is a wrinkle on your forehead
Yesterday is a promise that you've broken
Don't close your eyes, don't close your eyes
This is your life and today is all you've got now
Yeah, and today is all you'll ever have
This is your life, are you who you want to be ?

- Switchfoot, This is your life

Are you living your dream? If yes, this isn't for you. If not, step back for a minute. Is there a reason why not? What compromise did a pragmatic mind take at some point in your life, which lead you here? Are you who you want to be? Or do you read the lines above, and wistfully think of what could have been?

What is the appeal of all those high school football and basketball movies? Of American Graffiti ? Of Remember the Titans?

The fact that the world in those movies seems alive. The stars still seem within your grasp. That elusive dream is just a leap of faith away. As time passes by, have we grown too cynical? Do responsibilities bind us down so much that a leap of faith now seems well nigh impossible? And, is being so practical really fun? Is life fun? Do you get up in the morning and still look forward to going to work/school/whatever it is that you do? Or are you a slave, a drone in a world of drones, no. E-133461 , not a name anymore, just a service ticket waiting in line to be resolved?

Is it really like Linkin Park says (albeit in a different context):

But in the end,
It doesn't even matter?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is even after

I tried so hard, and got so far; (still) in the end it doesn't even matter

We are so busy discussing politics and business and sports; that our emotions invariably take a back seat. Find a mirror!! Shall we say?