My Reelity

Is this the reel life or is this just fantasy?

The toughest part about walking this road, is not the loneliness you feel when you have travelled for miles and there’s nary a soul in sight. Its not the despairing stretch of its long, winding and seemingly never ending tarmac. Its not the many confusng crossroads that you’ll eventually come across.

Its not seeing peeps whizzing past you, those who have gotten their wheels and are enjoying a smooth ride towards their destination. You may feel envious, that is for sure, but their smiles and joy actually helps to encourage you to press on, for you know your prize will be just as good as theirs, if not better.

Its not even the numerous bright neon U-turns sign that spruce up so very often, no matter how far you have ventured on. Even though every sign will beckon you to turn back, if your resolve is strong enough, you could always manage to ignore it.

No, the toughest part is meeting people on the other side of the road, those who are making their U-turn back. They, who are downcast, despondent, and dragging their feet. They who will cry out “Turn back! turn back! While you still can!!!” It is tough to ignore these people, because on the road less travelled, you tend to see lots of them. And after a while, you can’t help but wonder if a similar fate awaits you.

I guess one reason why I’ve been able to stay on this road for so long is because when I first started my journey, I wore shades. Why? because silly me thought then that my future’s so bright I gotta wear shades (btw, there’s really a song called “The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades”, its by Timbuk3). So seeing this world with a dimmer vision helps to blot out all the U-turn signs and dejected u-turners.

But one can only turn a “blind” eye for so long. And I have long taken down those shades coz the grey skies have been a virtual fixture for quite sometime now. As the next U-turn sign comes up, I do find my resolve waning. I’m starting to run out of rations and water, and the next refuelling point may be too far for me to make it.

Hmm, and guess what, it looks like the road ahead is gonna be uphill for awhile as well.

I should go get some rest. Because 休息是为了要走更长的路 (rest up so that one can walk a longer distance).

3 Responses to “休息是为了要走更长的路”

  1. Sheylara says:

    Noooooo. There is no U-turn sign. You do not see a U-turn sign. You only see a nice, brightly lit road with a really really bright, happy light at the end of it!

    Taking a rest is good. But what does “rest” mean for people like us? O_o Well, hang in there. Things will get better. They always do. :)

  2. Ruok says:

    Shey : U still weaing the shades ah? 😉 I don’t know about you, but “rest” to me means lots and lots of sex 😛

  3. Sheylara says:

    No… not wearing shades. Just still on the road because I want to get to the other end. 😛 Sex? Erm… ok. Bye! lol.

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