Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Road That Taken

It's so accurate that it becomes creepy. The Astrology in Facebook.

I don't know if it is a matter of interpretation (cos' everything we accept as fact, our knowledge, our memory, the person you met, the book you read, movie you watched ... everything, is nothing but your interpretation, decoding and feeling [yes, feeling again, i don't want to abuse this word, but it is the very word]). So i think it is accurate, or maybe it is just me who transfer my meaning to the words.

If there is no road you feel stuck. If there are too many, you also feel stuck. I think no one understand Frost's The Road Not Taken better than me at this moment. Of course I took the road more travelled by while he took the opposite, but still, that has also made all the difference.

20 comments:

britple said...

whenever i feel stuck, i think of "we're on the one road, maybe the wrong road.... (u know the rest)", it slightly cures me. naive enough, but well, doesnt mind.

kittyshambles said...

oh yes, the fact is, i think it's quite a relief or even a painkiller to think of whatever related to p doherty whenever u don't feel well, so... of course it cures u
(fangirl :P )

galaxy said...

發生乜事 ?!

kittyshambles said...

講到明晒啦,關於行路。



如果galaxy有讀過robert frost的詩the road not taken,就係exactly的情況。如你前面有兩條路,彎盡身都睇唔清會行去邊,唯有隨便行一條,另一條留待日後空閒時再行,但原來回頭已經太遲了,所以行路好有學問。

galaxy said...

噢, 明白明白...

britple said...

what about 殊途同歸?

galaxy said...

這樣又會拉到去已定的結局及支線的問題上。 i.e. 你已有預定要到目的地, 睇你行多彎定少彎的那一條路, 只是當時人唔發覺, 或者專登擇。

kittyshambles said...

britple, while I don't rule out there is a chance of 殊途同歸, that is so uncertain and "it all depends". The only certain 殊途同歸 is that we will all one day go the other side ... as somebody said, "the ultimate liberty given many culture interpretation of the other side".

galaxy,並不是人人都有清楚的目的地呢!好多時像frost所言,以為隨便山中行,咁就去到某一點,這未必等於行錯路,只是有時回想當年如果選另一條路,自己又會怎麼樣?更好?更差?就是這種uncertainty令人困擾,踝足不前。昨天才在書店看完一本幾米漫畫,入面提到每次做決定,就似發一個令人頭皮發痳的關鍵球。哈,似乎我處處找到共鳴,唯獨找不到答案。

britple said...

yes, maybe 殊途同歸 is just a lie to oneself so to make choice-making an easier activity. (it seems that every belief turns out to be some kind of lie.) making choice is no longer vitally about sacrificing this or that (though there are still missing out), but just a matter of... preferences? since then, intuition takes the responsibility, and there is no way to investigate “scientifically”, that's my ultimate ideal... nothing to be traced, no reasoning, just walking! (but every time i'll have to pay for what i've done.. arghh don't learn from me)

kittyshambles said...

yes, you're right.there is no right or wrong, or at least there is no formula/resources to find out what is right or wrong. while i agree totally with you and should just let go, my own defect and demon always grab me. u know what, robert frost wrote the road not taken to dedicate to one of his friend who was "a person who, whichever road he went, would be sorry he didn't go the other. He was hard on himself that way." oh, i was not alone here.

britple said...

yeah but since i know i am always a wrong decision-maker, i set free to choose whatever way i 'should', cos i shall be wrong and sorry for either way i choose.. pathetic? but let go so many struggles.

ppp said...

這些讓我想到, 有次和朋友在討論"Groundhogs Day"與"Peggy Sue Got Married"兩部電影, (其實原本不是在聊電影, 而是那陣子我看了一個LJ上的fic有類似的故事設定, 哈), 也就是說, 假設擁有時光倒轉的可能性, 我們是否真的能夠做出不同的決定, 而得到不同的命運?
我不太會去想"如果當時選擇了另外一條路, 現在是否就會如何如何"這樣的事情, 當然也曾經這樣想過, 只是越想似乎越困惑, 漸漸的就不想了, 也許很多事情其實就像是命運一樣, 我們就是會在那個時間做出那樣的決定, 沒有為什麼...
所以, 往下走就是了.
尤其是最近, 我必須一直這樣告訴自己, 不然也許就沒有力氣了吧...

kittyshambles said...

哈哈,似乎所有朋友都比我瀟灑呢!連我自己都覺得自己有點煩/凡。這是我的性格缺憾。

我不知有否看過Peggy Sue Got Married,但Groundhogs Day卻非常印象深刻,很無奈很宿命的電影呢(雖然最後是好結局),其實我最近也有想起這部電影及Kieslowski的Blind Chance,不知是做什麼結果都一樣的Groundhogs Day還是不同選擇有不同命運的Blind Chance比較貼近人生? but on a second thought, Kieslowski也是很宿命的,主角始終逃不過(不同的)命運作弄。這些關於選擇及命運的問題想得多令人精神崩潰(或其實是想得多都無作用)。

ppp said...

呵,我不確定自己是否足夠瀟灑,不過也許我是很宿命的(不一定就代表無奈,當然也不是就不會無奈),覺得似乎有很多事情其實都是註定好的(love for love's own sake),是好是壞,什麼時候會發生什麼事情,現在無法預知,未來也不一定逃得過…

然而繞來繞去我還是最愛老話一句(並且試圖說服自己相信)︰
Because there were no good old days,
These ARE the good old days.

britple said...

兩部電影也沒看過, 但我偏向會想如果時光倒轉的話, 我還是會作一樣的決定, 雖然如此, 但並不等於這便是fated, 也許是任性和懶散性格所致, 而非瀟灑呢.

kittyshambles said...

oh,大家在路上有Loyalty Song 及The Good Days相伴,難怪這麼輕鬆灑脫。希望相伴我的不是F Forever,我不想這樣悲壯呀!但就算不是FF,最近相伴我的亦不是輕鬆灑脫之選,而是十五步驚魂,回到錯誤起點,行2步,退1步,半天吊,我真係好怕這位牛津人,次次被他講中。

ppp said...

哎呀呀,行2步退1步這事我也常常有,畢竟電台頭魔掌難逃,妳就別太在意啦 :p

it's a lousy life... XD

britple said...

七步成詩,十五步到肉。
句句中,死未?

galaxy said...

如果同一樣野發生,又避開唔到, 咪諗下點樣面對及解決囉, 總要找出路,唔可以成世都只退退退退....., 找到出路咯, 下次咪唔使退囉。

kittyshambles said...

ha, yes, it's a lousy life!!! BB蹣跚而行/放蕩者成員無論如何生活頹廢,歌曲總令人興奮,電台頭成員無論如何生活正常, 歌曲總令人想自殺(其中有成員是撒瑪利亞防止自殺會人,好諷刺)



galaxy,我就係如你所言囉,「諗下點樣面對及解決」,但發覺只有想到頭都大都未有答案,唔諗la,做番我最拿手嘅嘢 - 逃避現實