Monday, December 24, 2007

Desire Path

Learned the English phrase equivalent of pagdandi -it is called desire path. Both expressions are evocative and beautiful. There is the path that was made to be trod and then the one that was trod until it was made. Often the two lay close to each other but the later is more intimate and inviting. But for the former, the later might have never been conceived.

As with most things in life, what we have or are given is rarely that which we truly desire. While a shorter walk may often be the goal, sometimes it is hard to rationalize the need for the desire path - the planned alternative is just as good and gets you there just as fast.

This is not unlike some of the unconventional and challenging choices people make in their lives, giving up the path of least resistance in the process.

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