December 16, 2009

The Road Not Taken

How would your life have been different if you had only taken the other road? I wonder often where I would be now if I had made some different choices in my life. But I've come to realize, ultimately, even though there were some bumps, rough spots, and even places where the road was washed out,  I'm glad I made all the choices I did. I'm happy with where the road I chose has led me.

This picture reminds me of the Robert Frost poem, The Road Not Taken. I feel like this is the road less traveled, I have taken it, and it has made all the difference. This print is now available in my Etsy shop.

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood.
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

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