Food for thought


I walked a mile with Pleasure;

She chatted all the way;

But left me none the wiser

For all she had to say. 

I walked a mile with Sorrow,

And ne’er a word said she;

But, oh! The things I learned from her,

When Sorrow walked with me.

 I read these lines by Robert Browning Hamilton and they have stayed with me – they made me think about and appreciate each word….. Whenever we sit back and think about the time which has passed, I’m sure, all of us feel the essence of the poet’s words. All adversities make us stronger…..they demonstrate the real ‘us’. Therefore, in a way, sorrows are there to teach us. Had there been none, perhaps we would remain ‘illiterate’. The time that we spend with ‘Pleasure’ is a gift that is given to us to have borne the time spent with ‘Sorrow’ with faith, grace and dignity.

These lines gave me plenty of wisdom – spend some time with them and see the result for yourself!



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