Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Road Not Taken

The other day I was in the car with my 10 year old, Edie and she asked if I knew about this poem they talked about at school that had a "secret message" called "The Road Not Taken". She proceeded to tell me that the path that "Does not have many footsteps on it, is the path that leads you to something better than the one that does."  She really has this amazing ability to speak to me about such things at the appropriate times when I seem to need it the most.  I wanted to re-read the poem and it made me want to share it.  I feel like personally I am at a point in my career that I am traveling a road I surely have never been on before and have to remember that the journey is really what matters more than the destination.
The Road Not Taken
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, as 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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