Lay in drafts for over 2.5 years, waiting for its time. Saw it, and decided there was a reason to post it now, though I couldn’t see it.
An interesting discussion over coffee – of why I couldn’t blow away the Bangalore Metro bridge if I so desired. No, neither smoking, nor alcohol is allowed in that cafe. We discussed how much we really wanted things to happen, our priorities, of visualising the end result, whether it happens whether or not we work for it and so on.
And somewhere in between, it struck me that I was being pulled in two directions, or rather two ways in which I approach situations -
Everything happens for a reason.
Everything happens for a reasoning.
Ignoring the rationalising, I have always been doing the latter, though I have always been pulled towards the former. But I wonder, are they mutually exclusive? And then I remembered a post from years back – ”Keep Walking“. Can ‘searching’ and ‘finding’ find parallels in reason and reasoning, or in religion and science, or in faith and logic?
The entire line of thought is perhaps a stepping stone to a more basic question of how much of what happens to me is in my control. All? None? Somewhere in between? And while on that, I couldn’t help remember that great line SwB wrote in his new year post sometime back. ”When you decide to take charge of your own destiny you better be damn sure you’re up to the job.” The answer, I think, is right there.
until next time, …”and I guess that’s why they call him the Blues”