Some words strike a strong personal cord in you, these by Su Shi did that to me, We always try and take the easy way out even if we don't want to, sometimes circumstances do that, obligations, expectations. Sometimes you wish things were different but by that time there is nothing you can do. I have realized that one should take chances, one should travel the road less travelled, find out whats at the end of that road, at least there won't be regrets whatever the outcomes and one can tell ones self that I tried.
Listen not to the rain beating against the trees.
Why not walk slowly while chanting at ease?
Better than a saddle I like sandals and cane.I'd fain
In a straw cloak, spend my life in mist and rain.
Drunken, I am sobered by the vernal wind shrill And rather chill.
In front, I see the slanting sun atop the hill;
Turning my head, I see the dreary beaten track.
Let me go back!Impervious to rain or shine, I'll have my own will.