Friday, August 17, 2007

Its a bittersweet symphony, this life ...

This post is about this fantastic fantastic song by The Verve - "Bittersweet Symphony". Before continuing, I would urge you to have a look at the video.

Now that you have seen it, and enjoyed it, if you paid enough attention, you will observe that it is a beautiful commentary on how to live your life. In the beginning of the video, Richard Ashcroft looks up, a small prayer to the Almighty before he begins his journey. And then he starts walking and does not stop. This is a plea for persistence. Irrespective of what comes your way, once you decide on something, you keep going. Some people will bar your way, some move away and few more create trouble. What is important is that you keep going without losing steam. The masterstroke is when the car goes by and he looks at his reflection. This is to indicate that sometimes when you have to stop, use the time for introspection and then keep going. If you can just do that, if you have the will and the tenacity to follow through, people will automatically notice you and follow you. You can be an inspiration in this bittersweet symphony called life.

4 comments:

The Solitary Reaper said...

Nice, never looked at it that way, perspective is such an important thing.

Veena said...

Very well written. Very true.

Harish Suryanarayana said...

@solitary reaper - To each his own :)

@veena - Thank you and welcome :)

vibha said...

U look like a freedom fighter in that costume and jolna pai. Reminds of thillu mullu rajini though. :P