People Quoting Robert Frost :
So I have been thinking about these two instances for a while where two very famous people(Everyone has their opinion about them but that’s not the point of this post) quoted Frost to talk about the most important decisions of their lives.
1.Came across an obituary written by a senior politician on the 27th Dec where he recalls asking Benazir Bhutto about her decision of relocating to Pakistan and pleaded her to rethink in light of all the death threats.She listened to his advice calmly and wrapped up the conversation (and the chances of a safe life) by quoting a line from Frost’s trademark poem Stopping by the woods :
‘But I have promises to keep’
2.In an interview given in 2013 Junaid Jamshed talks about how the song ‘Hum kyn chalein uss raah par’.Its a beautiful song talking about going against the grain and doing things differently.There was a remark from Shoaib Mansoor added here of how this was a nod to Frost’s ‘The road not taken’ as it was a foretelling of him choosing an unconventional path in his life.(There is an article on that song published in tribune so you can check out from their archives)
Honestly never have been a fan of Frost His work seemed too much textbook-ish for my taste. Mostly saw him just as someone wholesome students are forced to study in school…. but now I feel like it’s time to revisit his works.
Or may be it’s time to revisit my textbooks .Who knows.