The show must go on

The master lingers on forever. His discipline, his quotes, his sense of integrity manifest in his pupil. The pupil, for his part, is distraught at the loss of his master. He craves for the guidance, for the stern handling, for the “system” that the master had so painstakingly built. But, things are too open-ended now. He is on his own.

He wanders, looking for new inspiration. But, it is indeed difficult, for these are still early days. The learning curve is steep. And there is no reassuring voice urging him to reach for quality. Then, there is the lure of the low-hung fruit, which he must avoid.

The master has left, but he has set the tone for his pupil. He has set the bar very high, and the pupil must strive to reach the mark. The learning must not stop. The master is the inspiration–the pupil must keep this in mind.ย 

The show must go on.

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10 comments on “The show must go on

  1. soumyav says:

    intense thought and introspection.

  2. LindaGHill says:

    I relate to this so well, as a writer. Thank you for helping me to remember, Subh.

  3. Welcome back Subh. ๐Ÿ™‚ Its feels so good to hear from you.

    I was missing your posts very badly.

    I think I know what you mean when you say ‘The show must go on’. It makes as much sense to me as anything I ever heard from.

  4. hey! where have you been? ANyways it was nice to see your post after a long time ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Beechmount says:

    The “Master” never really leaves you, until you depart the journey that he set you upon. Life itself is the great mentor and master. Tune all your senses to it and learn what you can until time confronts you with a new master.

    Grandpa

  6. “The ‘Master’ never really leaves you, until you depart the journey that he set you upon.” Brilliantly said. The pupil can now vouch for this.

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