I rounded a curve that brought me here…
As I drove up the canyon last week I came to a bit of a bend in the road that forced me to make a choice.
The majority of “fall viewers” were driving up the wider and less dusty path… so I took the road less traveled… the serendipitous road that made all the difference. Which brought to mind one of my life long poems I love.
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 marked 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.
TELL ME… take a minute to re-read that poem and tell me what you think it means?
Do you think it means : the literal (and more common) interpretation, the poem is inspirational, a paean to individualism, to non-conformism?
Or do you think it means: the ironic interpretation, widely held by critics, is that the poem is instead about regret and personal myth-making, rationalizing our decisions?
Or are you with me when I think it means: Not the opportunities foregone or lost — but rather emphasises on choices made and embracing and celebrating them?
Tell me– really — I would love to hear what your thoughts are!
Are we all just a bunch of WILD TURKEYS??? 🙂 Running a muck?
*Amie Beck – pink tree cake* (not my photo)
To my darling Sister, SDD— May you have the happiest of Bdays darling! I miss you and hope you have a wonderful day– you are one of the biggest TURKEYS of them all! Smooch!!
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TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥
Since January 1st 2010 -- I have been celebrating finding Beauty in our every day lives. Stay in the Day... be in the moment. Don't wait to live your life.
Stop and make a habit to find the Beauty and you will be amazed at how Beautiful your life is. Be thankful and remember:
"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." Dyer