Saturday, February 05, 2005

Something happened

Every once in a while something happens.

Something, that sparks off another thing. And in that little spark lies a big storm. And when you look back at it, you would have never thought at the moment that that little something happened, it was going to spark off a big storm. But if you had known then, you might have done something different, and that spark might not have been created.

And that brings about all the ‘what ifs’.

But these are not ‘what ifs’ in the way you normally look at ‘what ifs’. Usually in regret. The way you look at it here is in awe and wonder as to how things happened. And you are grateful for the chain of events. The chain of events, that brought about the spark that stirred up the storm. For if that storm had not happened, you would not be here. Now.

Every once in a while something does not happen.


26 comments:

Jessica said...

I like to say I live my life regret free, but that is a little less than true. I will say that I will live with my regrets because I am afraid to know what in my life would change if I had not lived through my storms. lovely writing .:A:.

Miss Qt said...

Sometimes when I have to do a choice or when I did one, I always think about the way things could've been if i had chosen the other way out.

Havokinthemind said...

Love the way the 1st line and the last tie in, (and may i add), with the spark in between :)... really awesome insight

Sudarshan said...

Interesting...whatever happens will happen for the good. Always.

Garrison Steelle said...

Sometimes, even when nothing is happening, things happen. :)

-G

Anonymous said...

Something did happen.I typed the wrong add, stumbled on your blog. And was wizened by my mistake:)Loved "the Poetess and her story" as well as the structure of "Unconscious consciousness"(i hope i typed the title right...). Serenly beautiful prose-the kind that doesn't shock or stab,unlike the contemporary trend;)shall be visiting whenever i get time. Have a great week ahead!

luz de la luna said...

I guess I am lucky in that I never regret. There is no point in regret. What is done is done an what is gone is gone although I do not regret sometimes the echos still ripple from the past and cause me pain. Although I would never change anything because it brings me to this point and who I am.

You know, I have always said that it's always the little things... tiny things... nobody worries about them or even gives them due consideration. Everybody worries about the big events! But it's always the tiny little things that we do or get done that seem to have the most effect.

Best Wishes
:: LUNA ::

:..M..: said...

*grin* How very profound, you are! Hehe.

But what you say is very very true to our life. Can completely relate to what you say. And I liked the way you began and ended this post..quite typical of your writing here. :)

Pincushion said...

And between something happening and not happening lies the story of life ! Like a game of billiards, one ball hitting another, and then that another, and so it goes on with amazing end results!

Loved the way you built up the chain of thoughts bringing it to an effective conclusion :)

Free Spirit said...

"Every once in a while something does not happen." Loved this line that you put at the end, A.

It's so nice to be reading your work again too.

I think your blog was the first one I made a habit of reading when I first started blogging.

Happy Valentine's Day in adavance, A. =)

Aradhita said...

The butterfly effect?!!

Anonymous said...

"But these are not ‘what ifs’ in the way you normally look at ‘what ifs’. Usually in regret. The way you look at it here is in awe and wonder as to how things happened. And you are grateful for the chain of events. The chain of events, that brought about the spark that stirred up the storm. For if that storm had not happened, you would not be here. Now."
- my fav part i wish i could dwell on positive what if's all the time .

therainandme said...

A lot of times I read blogs and don't comment.
Its seems so irrelevant to comment.and I;ve never been good with words.
But then I realize writers need to be told they are being read, being understood( or not being understood ;), that they weave beautiful moments for people who read them.

I have to say this- I love reading your blog.
:)

manababies said...

I tend to dwell on the 'what ifs' and I'd be lying if I say I live a life with no regrets. But then I think about the here and now, which is what is most important since I can't change the past, and realize that this isn't all that bad.

But still... I wonder 'what if' every so often. Maybe it's a way of putting things in perspective?

Cori said...

It reads like the beginning of a yummy, tastey, story! More! More!

. : A : . said...

Jessica - Living through ones storms is important. And being able to admit it is an even bigger achievement.

Miss Qt - The other side is always something we wonder about.

Havokinthemind - Thanks and welcome back. Been a long time.

Sudarshan - Couldn't agree more!

Garrison Steelle - Yes, they do.

Anonymous (posted at 23:28) - Happy to have you here. Do drop me your link so that I can visit you too!

luz de la luna - You are very lucky in that case. Agree with you that the little things make all the difference.

:..M..: - Thanks. Hope my writing is not becoming too 'typical' though. I like to vary it sometimes.

Pincushion - Thanks. Like your billiards analogy.

Free Spirit - Welcome back. Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

Aradhita - Yes, maybe.

Anonymous (posted at 13:06) - Thanks. Do drop me a link if you are around again.

endlessecho - *bows* Thank you. You are too kind with your words. I too, like the fresh perspective that comes out on your blog.

. : A : . said...

superMANA! - Agree, I think it is a way of putting things in perspective.

CC - Thanks. More not yet written. Will post as it comes. :-)

Rama The Drama said...

Hey :A:,
I like your little one page moments!Keep pouring more such chicken soups!

. : A : . said...

Ramchi - Thanks. Will keep them coming.

:-)

Jyotsna said...

I liked this a lot--uncannily true about "sparks" and chain of events..sometimes we are blind to the spark and the lessons in it,sometimes we acknowledge it and learn,live and grow..came by ur page thru Nishit's
smiles

PoeticMermaid said...

Chronic headaches, back pain, neck tension...these are a few examples of holding one's breath, waiting for something to happen. What we forget is that while we are holding our breath, the seasons change, we grow older, and so many inspiring/learning events surround us while we are still holding our breath. Letting go is hard, letting go is easy when we lean into the wind, rather than against it.

. : A : . said...

Jyotsna Kumar - Thanks. Agree with you when you say, "sometimes we are blind to the spark and the lessons in it,sometimes we acknowledge it and learn,live and grow". Look forward to seeing you around!

PoeticMermaid - Thanks for your perspective. Particularly like your last sentence, "Letting go is hard, letting go is easy when we lean into the wind, rather than against it".

sneha said...

n if sumthin did nt happen sumthin else wud. n tht chain of events wud nt hav occured. but another chain wud hav. the end result cud b the same. cud b. n u cud still b right here. now.

. : A : . said...

sneha - Yes, it completely depends on the first of the chain.

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