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Crossroads and other authors dillemma’s

by on September 26, 2014


I have a favorite poem by Robert Frost and when I need to make a decision I sometimes go back and re-read it. For me at least, its a reminder of the things that you could come across if you choose not to follow a crowd, to travel the road not usually taken and find so many amazing things along the way.  I find myself at that place in my life where the road splits and this time I’m not sure if I want to go off on my own. Sometimes it’s just easier to follow the crowd and hang out just outside the group watching. You can always retrace your steps if you want find that spot where the road diverged and walk again to your own beat. But I find myself asking is it worth it?

To buck the powers that be and embrace your uniqueness can be a lonely endeavor. A rewarding one but a lonely one none the less. After all who walks with you to share the joy in your discoveries. It takes a strong individual to walk to their own design but eventually even strength wanes.  So I sit down now before my computer screen and read this poem aloud. Sitting back to take in the words and what they mean to me. I have stacks of papers on my desk that I need to look at. Books to write. A living to embrace. So I sit and think and hope the road I choose is the right one.

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, 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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One Comment
  1. belindaegreen permalink

    Make the decision that works best for you and your peace of mind. Go with your gut instinct. Never 2nd guess yourself.

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