Monday, April 12, 2010

Rolling stones gather moss

In my profile, Ive stated that I believe that a rolling stone gathers moss. One of my followers had asked me to explain and I had left that comment hanging then..However it didn't escape my thoughts and so I decided to explain my take on it.

I believe that we are all like stones rolling through life. As we pass by various stages,we rub shoulders against various people, collect dust through different jobs and polish our edges with learnings and finally come in contact with moss . Sometimes the moss sticks to us and adds to what I call an experience.

Sometimes we pause our journey of life, when we think we settle down in a job or a relationship, but the unsettled mind continues to roll adding more layers of moss within us. Sometimes the moss stays behind when we leave our temporary footprints behind, only to be replaced by new moss as we move along..we do renew the layer from time to time, shedding the old experiences and adding new learnings as we pass by one stage of life to another.

6 comments:

Raj said...

The actual proverb goes like "Rolling stone gathers no moss". The literal meaning is that when a stone is stationary, the moss(algae) grows on it. Moss forms up only on stationary objects. However, when the stone is rolling it wont be gathering any moss.

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King_of_Beauty said...

They do gather shine though, as many youngsters do these days.

Janani Sampath said...

very deep thoughts.....the moss also could mean that we have stopped thinking? No?

Ed Pilolla said...

yeah, i feel like we're always in motion, and always idle. we're never wholly one or the other. sometimes we think we're moving in areas where we're really spinning in place. other times we're moving like crazy when at first glance we think we're stationary.