Monday, September 12

No Right Turn

I drove to the Beach on Saturday...a usual place we dote on during Spring and early Summer (late Summer in Aus will fry you trust me:). The beauty of the late afternoon skies and the waves kissing the sands...the city lights in the far Northern sky and the planes taking off and landing - yes one coming when one's going...reminded me of opportunities in Life. Anyways what captured my attention was 3 dogs running along the beach with their owner. One dog was totally crazy...she was not following any rules and was just being totally herself. When the other dogs were running in one direction with the owner, this one was running the other way and enjoying every bit of it. The waves hitting her small legs and she was woof woofing at the waters and then running again.

It was really very interesting to watch this adorable thing (let's call her Tessa) - while the other 2 were running quietly beside their owner, following all the rules, obeying the instructions and watching every step carefully, Tessa was doing it all wrong...but she was having fun while the other 2 were looking quite bored but wanting to be in control. While they were running keeping themselves away from the water and looking so matured and in control, Tessa was breaking all thr rules, losing control but having the time of her life. What else you want her to do - she came to have fun na? The owner stops for a while to call Tessa back and then she turns around and runs behind him for a while...half way through she does her own thing again :) She stops, nibbles on something on the sand, stares at the water, woof woofs at the waves and jumps back and forth.

As she continuosuly did that, the No-Right-Turn sign came into my head. Although this particular road sign means you can't make a Right turn into that street, in this instance it joined with Tessa's journey to form a different and a valuable revelation to all of us. Tessa was delivering a very important message. She was showing us that there's no predefined 'right' turn that will take you to happiness. Turns can be in any direction and taking risks even if that means breaking from your routine and exploring the other side is what really matters - that's the 'right' turn. People are afraid to break the conventional way of thinking and living. Being out of control freaks some people out and they set themselves standards that they don't seem to enjoy at all - but they just live by it because if they go out of it, it feels like they are doing something wrong. But what are they gaining from it - nothing but being the same all their life - no adventure, no excitement, no new discoveries, no new connections and hell it's boring! It's good to go by the rules but hey it's just good only. Take a so-called 'wrong' turn and you may be surprised of how 'right' a turn it might turn out to be. It's better to be a tad more free and adventurous. So what if the rules are calling you back, go back only for a while like Tessa did and always come back to mischief - 'cause just see how many new friends and dicoveries Tessa made. Go on, be a bit more of what you really should be...seize every opportunity as soon as it lands before it disappears back into the air like that plane that just took off. Break the rules as long as it doesnt hurt anyone...have fun and be mischievous like Tessa is. Stop to meet new friends on the beach, to smell the flowers on the side, to see the starfish on the shore, to hear the sound of waves touching the sand, to feel the sand that's under your feet and to taste the salty waters every now and then, just like Tessa did. Have something exciting for the end of the day to reminisce back upon. Don't follow always...be someone that others might wanna follow. Take risks, be different, enjoy yourself, not the rules...'cause there's no real 'right' turn you see.

62 Cranium Signets:

Arz000n said...

Hopefully first :)

Arz000n said...

but being the same all their life - no adventure, no excitement, no new discoveries, no new connections and hell it's boring!
You betcha....following rules and staying by it..is always hell lotsa boring..
But not everytime its fun right...
There is always need for rules in a life..
in a relationshp...you just cant live hay wire.

go back only for a while like Tessa did and always come back to mischief
Yes....that what I meant above :)

reak the rules as long as it doesnt hurt anyone...
This one says it all

Don't follow always...be someone that others might wanna follow
Since long time..I wanna do something like this
I wanna live for myself...not for people around me...the way they have portrayed me..the way they expect me too....
But its not possible...Im born to follow rules and Im gonna die with it. Dont konw when Im going to live for ME...live for Z000nie
Its okie...me enjoying it anyway...if "they" are happy, it makes me smile too...right?

Awesome one K000kie piez....
Was kinda wondering whts taking so much of delay
Hope you had an awesome weeknd and feeling pretty relaxed haan :)
My plans for Salaam Namaste yetserday eve went in drain after it was running houseful in both the multiplexes I visited...so settled down with chicken pizza just to cheer me up :)


I will not be surprised if you tell me that this post was written while u were driving down the beach...hehe
Kidding

Take care and have an awesome day ahead
Hugzzzzzzzzzz

Sonia said...

reminded me of Sweet November! :o)

southpaw said...

***Don't follow always...be someone that others might wanna follow. Take risks, be different, enjoy yourself, not the rules...'cause there's no real 'right' turn you see*** but at times the cost of being like that is way too high...:):):) but u r right again ,there is no real right turn in life.
Splendid post as usual....:)

word_smith said...

counting z000nie's second attempt as part of the ;i guess i am fourth.let me read now!!

Keshi said...

z000nie huggggggz! I had a great weekend...very busy as usual...Sat we had ppl over and then went to the beach with family...Sun we went visiting...drove drove drove all weekend :) aww u didnt get to see Salaam Namaste...Im happy cos I didnt see it yet LOL!


Keshi.

word_smith said...

*People are afraid to break the conventional way of thinking and living.*so right isnt it.but then man was ever into rules.thats why he escaped the nomadic lives to set up this rigid social structure!!!

*Turns can be in any direction and taking risks even if that means breaking from your routine and exploring the other side is what really matters - that's the 'right' turn.*thats is a debatable thing;isnt it,but i guess what makes you happy is right for you.........

*Take risks, be different, enjoy yourself, not the rules...'cause there's no real 'right' turn you see.*
so right!!the zest of the adventure called life!


by the way;there is a right turn,u know.its called a TURN ON.........*winky*

Keshi said...

z000nie...

**But not everytime its fun right...There is always need for rules in a life

oh it sure is! I didnt mean be out of control all ur life...lol...I mean dun be afraid to do it different...I think u got it later on :)



**if "they" are happy, it makes me smile too

Nope I dun agree with u on that. If they r happy doesnt always mean u r happy...sometimes u got to explain to ur folks what u really want in life...if u think a choice u make dun hurt them, then go do it...dun sacrifice all ur life to 'them'...fair enough u wanna be doing the right thing by ur parents, family, friends etc, but it's not 'always' abt them...it's abt you as well. YOU either make or break ur life...no one else can really help tho it seems that way.

lol na I didnt write it while Im driving...hehe I cant do that na...

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Sonia I got to see that movie now....sounds very interesting...

Keshi.

Keshi said...

South heyy u got agreat post btw (the mum one)...

**but at times the cost of being like that is way too high..

plz explain further with an example...

:)
Keshi.

Keshi said...

Deipssss Hugggz I missed ya!

**thats why he escaped the nomadic lives to set up this rigid social structure

whoaaa Deip as usual ur going very deep...hehe...good one! Well we set our own rules and we r suffering I think...



**thats is a debatable thing;isnt it,but i guess what makes you happy is right for you.

Sure is...but yeah like u say if it makes u happy and if it doesnt hurt anyone, then that's the right turn for ya...



**by the way;there is a right turn,u know.its called a TURN ON

ROLF! hahahaha u r becoming turned on by this post I guess Deips ;-) good one!


Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

i'm the one always following the rules in my family, unlike my sis whom i let to enjoy herself as much as she can..

sometimes i do feel so bored to death! but k000kie, it is like my life had been programmed that way..sucks nah??

i didnt realize how much a displinarian i am till i read about Tessa..i had been missing a lot, especially during my teens, which i don't think i will ever gain back :(

even now, when i wanna break free from this routine, i just can't do it..i'm just being like a mynah (Lalli) my brother is having in a cage..he brought it back home when Lalli was a baby..raised in the cage, she refused to fly even when we let it out..or may be she DOESN'T know how to fly..

am000nie is no different from Lalli

=am000nie=

Keshi said...

awww am000nie big hugggggggggggz fisrt mah sweet baby birdie!!

HUGGGGGGGGGGGGGZ!

Keshi.

word_smith said...

you know what;we men are very like computers........

deep inside we have our very own electric switches;ups power backers;and short term memories...........i guess we have a manufacturing defect called long term memoriy though!!!that was reserved for women!

we also like to spew too much data and say too few things that mjean anything.and worst of all we take everything like an algorithm(is that spelled right?).

and then another manufacturing fault........no password function;so just about anyone can turn on a man...........(winky)

the post was great though!!

PuNeEt said...

HI Keshu...

Another food for thought...
Nice one babez...
Will be back with my comments...

How was your weekend :-)>

Cheers

Keshi said...

am000nie chill babes...thats what u need to do...we all r programmed by rules...even me...my sis is a bit more 'ruled'...u see she's even scared to break the rules which I have broken...in that sense I feel I am a bit more free than she is.

but ur right...even I feel some of the freedom that I should have had, I didnt make use of back then...and I know I will never get back that opportunity...it's like that plane that just took off...but rem there's always another plane that will land....:)

Ur may feel like a lil birdie trapped in a cage...that's becos ur not letting urself free...no one's tied u up...u have to find ur wings, teach em to fly and let ur spirits soar high...as long as u know ur not hurting anyone...

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hehehe Deips I agree :)

**manufacturing defect called long term memoriy

Leave aside long-term, gosh is there any memory at all? LOLLL!



**no password function;so just about anyone can turn on a man

Thats sad but. I guess most have this pwd functionality but they just have an automatic hacker program that deletes the necessity of passwords lol - I mean the hormones-driven program hahahaha!

Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

:D hugggssss k000kiee...muuaxx muuaxxx

always feel better after talking (or..is it typing) to you..

i am slowly gaining the independence that i always wanted..hopefully it won't be too late..

=am000nie=

word_smith said...

loll

some of the biggest joys result from this defect in function!!!!

besides;on day of judgement;all that will matter is the act which has been done,not the motivation for it!!so;for the time being enjoyyyyyyyy.

btw;i have translated that poem for you.

southpaw said...

Its classified keshi..:) can't post an example..:):):)

Thë Icè Þr¡ñce§§ said...

holyyyy cow..

20 already
i chekd here like one two hours ago
and it was the same flowre pic here.
grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Keshi said...

am000nie mowahhh!

**i am slowly gaining the independence that i always wanted

yeyyy I feel atleast one person was set free by this post :) fly fly fly real high babezzz...hehehe...

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Deipsss...

**all that will matter is the act which has been done,not the motivation for it

tell me an act that is done w.o. motivation? :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

South thats ok :)

Icy lol flower pic...

Keshi.

Keshi said...

am000nie note that u dun set urself sooooo free that it endangers ur values...u have to set urself free alright but that in itself needs to be something u value and it should bring u joy, peace and it should never make u feel guilty or hurt anyone else...break the rules that imprison u..thats what I mean :)

Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

:D don't worry k000kie..i know the limits..btwn, u looking for n000nie too huh? :((( i was thinking of asking you where he is hiding..ish ish

Keshi said...

Good on ya am000nie...know ur limits and enjoy life...not worth tying urself in Rules all the time...it's good to go by rules but not always...u need to listen to YOUR rules too ;-)

n00nie must be stuck at the AR Rahman show - forgot to come back home on Sat night....hehe..dunno where he is :(

Keshi.

Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

yea..he told me abt the show :((

i am J!!

you didn't go to the show k000kie?

PuNeEt said...

Hi Keshu...
Me back...

Ur not even replying to my comments... gosh I'm scared now :-(

Coming to ur post...

Nice observation and a wonderful corelation with life ....

Don't follow always...be someone that others might wanna follow. Take risks, be different, enjoy yourself, not the rules...'cause there's no real 'right' turn you see

You got it so right dear :-)>
I dont follow unless I dont believe...

Take risks... I do but calculated ones :-)

Be different
The cattle stroll in groups… the tiger hunt alone :-)

enjoy yourself, not the rules...
Conscious never prevents a sin… it only prevents u from enjoying it

Hey babez u write awesome yaar...
and I like the way you think :-)>

Cheers...

PuNeEt said...

Hey dear
Correction above...

I dont follow unless I believe in them... :-)>

Cheers

Keshi said...

am000nie Im going this Sat night...it was in Mel last weekend and it's in Sydney this weekend...dun be J...I will be thinking of ya when he sings 'pudhu vellai....' :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Puneeeeeeeeeet huggggz!


**Ur not even replying to my comments... gosh I'm scared now :-(

wut lol! Which comment and why r u indicating that u have a phobia of me loll! That's a bad sign... :(



**Nice observation and a wonderful corelation with life ....

thanks I always try to relate what I see to a life...




*I dont follow unless I dont believe...

so ur following me ard in blog cos u believe in me? :):)



**I do but calculated ones :-)

aha! Got ya ;-)




**The cattle stroll in groups… the tiger hunt alone :-)

hmm I like tigers that hun alone...lol!




**Conscious never prevents a sin… it only prevents u from enjoying it

thats it!! Well-said Puneet!



**and I like the way you think

oh is that all...I was thinking u were gonna say 'I like the way u moooooove...' lol!

;-)
Keshi.

Sonia said...

you haven't seen sweet november??????? whoa! i think ure the first person who hasn't! go watch it, it'll remind you of this post! :o)

Jim said...

SHHIT
evry second comment is Keshis


no woder she scores
she shud be disqualified for the blogg oscars

PuNeEt said...

HI Keshuuuuuuu

Which comment and why r u indicating that u have a phobia of me loll!
See now my comments are getting ignored also :-(
Puneet's charm has exhausted and he is wondering... which move he got wrong ;-)

Dear I commented b4 but it conveniently got ignored :-(

Am I following u in blog… I thought I’m with u ;-)

I was thinking u were gonna say 'I like the way u moooooove
Well good to see my keshu back in her mood ;-)
I feel the way to a women’s heart is thru her mind… ;-)

Cheers

Jay said...

In the real life (outside BLOG’s life), I am "Tessa".

I always like to do the opposite and seldom listen to people. The more people force me, the more damage I will do.

musings (m000nie) said...

awwwwwww me wanna break some rules too :D

*m00nies wondering how to break some rulez*

k00kieeeeeee lovely post... n ur right we should seize the opportunties when they fall on our lap...or else... whooooosh goneeeeeeeee

Michelle said...

tht wuz beautiful kesh!!!!!


luvd it!!!!

muaaa!!!!

Justin Thyme said...

As always, great post Keshi.

I'm Patrick!! said...

First!!

I'm Patrick!! said...

40th!?! Goddamn this abacus!

Zombie said...

m gonna read this over the weekend...time constraint :-(

Tarun said...

Lots of sand and water....

Autumn Storm said...

Lots of fellow bloggers focusing on living in the moment, being spontaneous and letting tomorrow worry about itself.
Great advice.
Autumn

strawy said...

be4 i was a rule followere , ummmmmm not anymore ,,, but tessa is damnnn cute puppyyyy .... awwww sooooo sweet , nice post babes , u find new post in everything na , st00nie bows to keshuu, hugss babez, love ya

st000nie

Tanvi said...

kesh kesh..hey hey! im tired of sayin how good u write...so im gonnaa sayy u write awesome instead...yep i totally agree with u...havin a lil fun was alwayz harmless..

Keshi said...

Sonia na I havent...but it will be a must for me this weekend ;-) thanks!



Puneet aww sorry abt ur very first comment I 'accidentally' ignored...not conveniently as u put it lol! I'll answer u now :) My weekend was packed...Sat we had ppl over then in the afternoon we all drove to the beach...night time all of us went n saw Wedding Crashers - was not bad :) Sunday we went visiting...drove to far West...was nice. Howas ur bday?



Jay that's good...actually when u listen to too many ppl and follow their rules, u can end up in total sh#t...u should be what u r, not what they want u to be...so yeah, u being Tessa in real life is just fabulous mate ;-) way to go!



m000nie oyeah whooooooosh n tey cud be gone :) I luv that whooosh of ur's hehehe...so cute!



Muahhh p000nie u got it cos ur another Tessa...woohoo way to go gurl!



Thanks Justin hows u now? All ok at ur granpa's place?



Hey Patrick thanks n WC!


Misty ur most WC to read it anytime u can...thanks n huggggz!



Taraun thanks...yes sand n water n dreams coming alive :)



Autumn yes...lots of bloggers agreed on this that being spontaneous is what they all want to be...some r feeling still trapped in the rules they were brought up with, but it's good to have a think abt it now :)



st000nie yes that doggy was one cuttte girl...soooooo cutttte it was having a great time being crazy! I was wondering how happy she was being herself while the other 2 were sticking to their master's rules...it instantly gave me this thought :)
Huggggggggz to u too babez, luv ya always.


lol Tanvi awww...I dun want u to say it;s good all the time...hehehe...just tell me what u think - whether ur a rule-follower or a rule-breaker :)


Keshi.

:) said...

wonderful post gorgeous..
Break the rules as long as it doesnt hurt anyone... uummm earlier i was like that... but noww uummm just follow the rules:)

z000nie boy..if "they" are happy, it makes me smile too...right? ye rt .. do agree bcoz i believe in same too.. but dont u think even thn smtimes.. its so irritating... bcoz its so damn tough to make everyone smile at same time:(

hugggggzzz:)

Keshi said...

Pari thanks :) Somehow u n z000nie seemed to be trapped in some 'rules' and just putting up with it...why?

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Jim..
**no woder she scores
she shud be disqualified for the blogg oscars

Jim if u didnt know I aint vying for any awards in blogdom...Im here to write my mind, and does it bother anyone if I write 100 comments in my own posts? Even if it bothers anyone well I dun give a damn ok??

Keshi.

Vivhyd said...

Seems like u r a rebel huh? breaking laws and taking risks etc?

Summer sure seems hot everywhere and still all keep saying oh Indian Subcontinent is hot etc..

As for taking "right" turns.. well we only live once and should make any mistake for that small moments of thrill which cud cost our lives.. while taking risks does seem cool.. we probab shdnt attempt it unless we are sure tht we dont lost too much if we fail.. that way we took the risk and if we fail we live another day to take risks again.. :)

Keshi said...

Vivhyd heyy :)

**Seems like u r a rebel huh? breaking laws and taking risks etc?

lol not really...I dun break the law - that makes me a criminal hehe...what i mean is I dun stick to too much rules..I used to, not anymore...I want to be free of lectures directing my life...


**ll we only live once and should make any mistake for that small moments of thrill which cud cost our lives..

I dun mean those dangerous risks...hehe..I mean simple things in life that ppl take so serious and dun even try becos of rules...:)



**We probab shdnt attempt it unless we are sure tht we dont lost too much if we fail..

oh yes we need to know what the outcome might be...if it's too risky ofcourse we don't take it...

Thanks Viv! :)
Keshi.

Me said...

"Take risks, be different, enjoy yourself, not the rules...'cause there's no real 'right' turn you see."

whenever i took risk i lost....*tears*

Keshi said...

hey really Avik...but what sorta risk u took? depends on the magnitude of it...if u knew abt the possible negative outcomes b4hand, u shouldnt have taken it...

yes I have taken risks too and I have lost many times...but atleast I took the risk - how boring would it be to sit and watch ppl taking risks and stay away from excitement becos of fear of losing?

Keshi.

ahaan said...

Its so true that there's no right turn and that we must enjoy all the oppurtunities that we get .Moreover leading a same life is no fun .Yeah though by making different turns one can go wrong but one shud never forget right turns will also come . I think we all have a great amount to learn from tersa ....
Keshi great post .....bye

Nitika said...

oh! i'm so late
how can i miss this one
let me read first

Nitika said...

as usual your post give some sorts of knowledge
i enjoy reading

Don't follow always...be someone that others might wanna follow
yeah its true i do prusuit this statement


to smell the flowers on the side, to see the starfish on the shore, to hear the sound of waves touching the sand, to feel the sand that's under your feet and to taste the salty waters
yeah it's awesome, i love , these are the things which make u feel how beautiful is the life

Keshi said...

Ahann thanks!
**I think we all have a great amount to learn from tessa..

That's true...the dog taught me more than what a friend or a closed one could... :) strange but true. Taking risks is a must in life...we have to be careful but being careful shouldn't deprive us of trying things out...



Hey Nitika better late than never :) WC!
** these are the things which make u feel how beautiful is the life

aha! ur the only one who noticed that line...to meet, feel, see, hear, smell and taste bit...the fact that it touched ya means that u have a beautiful soul who sees the beauty in simple things in life...well done girl!

Keshi.

Vinu said...

Keshi,

No right turn..Hmm..Not even a left turn..I think thats what u meant to say..to go forward ,straight ..always..Dont know..Am confused..

But what u said is right..We should not always follow others...We shud build ourselves into a cast which draws others to follow us..

Hmm..rather follow me i would prefer people follow my idea's..

Rather following others,i mean personalities, i wud lov following certain idea's deprted by them..

Hope u r doing well
take care
Cheers

Keshi said...

Hey Vinu :)

lol left turn!

well yeah I dun like following all the time...I do follow when I feel it's worth following that person's theories...but most of the time I do what I feel like...that way if something goes wrong, I dun blame anyone but myself...

Thanks Im well Vinu, how abt ya?
Kehsi.

lauren said...

"Turns can be in any direction and taking risks even if that means breaking from your routine and exploring the other side is what really matters - that's the 'right' turn."

^^That makes so much sense. Only if breaking free from my routine was as easy as you make it sound, I'd go exploring everyday! :)

You've got a great blog yourself Keshi.

Keshi said...

Hiya Lauren WC girl!

**That makes so much sense. Only if breaking free from my routine was as easy as you make it sound, I'd go exploring everyday

I agree...it's easier said than done :) I myself am a prisoner of routine sometimes and thats why I understand it and see the value of breaking it sometimes. U should try and take it easy every now and then. Lauren..what are we gonna take at the end of our life? Nothing. So live each day like it's ur last...do things u want to do...live with less regrets.

Take care and thanks!
Keshi.