..sonnet 116..

let me not to the marriage of true minds
admit impediments. love is not love
which alters when it alteration finds,
or bends with the remover to remove:

o no! it is an ever-fixed mark
that looks on tempests and is never shaken;
it is the star to every wandering bark,
whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.

love's not time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks,
within his bending sickle's compass come:
love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
but bear it out even to the edge of doom.

if this be error and upon me be proved,
i never writ, nor no man ever loved.

-william shakespeare

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

..the road not taken..

the road not taken

two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
and sorry I could not travel both
and be one traveler, long I stood
and looked down one as far as I could
to where it bent in the undergrowth;

then took the other, as just as fair
and having perhaps the better claim,
because it was grassy and wanted wear;
though as for that, the passing there
had worn them really about the same,

and both that morning equally lay
in leaves no step had trodden black
oh, I kept the first for another day!
yet knowing how way leads on to way,
i doubted if I should ever come back.

i shall be telling this with a sigh
somewhere ages and ages hence:
two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
i took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.

- robert frost

many people said that making a decision is among the hardest things in life,
especially when you have a lot of choices.
i don't quite agree with this statement,
to me,
making a decision out of too many choices is only half the story,
the other half is to make the right choice.
..and that is where the real challenge is.

we often face thousand and one choices in life,
from which we make our decision,
but seldom we make the right choice,
and suffer the consequences,
then we start to question ourselves,
all the "what if" and "what might have been" fill our mind,
and we begin to wonder,
what different does it makes had we taken the other path.

but how do we know which is the right choice..?
i believe everyone face the problem of not knowing which to choose,
particularly when one is offered with more than one options.
i believe that it is alright to make mistake,
provided that you learn from them,
and never to make the same mistake again.
..after all,
if you don't make mistake,
you never learn.

never forget to do istikharah when you are uncertain about your decision,
and have faith in Him,
for He knows what's best for you.

*what a girl to do when the answer to her istikharah is in contradiction to the circumstance she faces..?

god bless!!
-guidance, over and out