Saturday, February 9, 2019

The road not taken

Every decision, every day, all the way. Some people might think this simple burden constraining and unbearable. I disagree. 

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.

Is it the path that makes the difference?

Or is it choosing the path?

Or is it the way you walk the path?

It's all three, innit?


  1. It is indeed.
    You have come a long way from the foot troubles days.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Brig. I are definitely a modern medicine success story! And as usual, I'm already taking having two sound feet for granted.

  2. Good to see your musings again, making up for a long dry spell. Missed ya.
    John Blackshoe

    1. Thanks John. My "writer" was kind of busted there for a while.

  3. Having ended my medical courier "career" I won't be going through Kimball on a regular basis. Will miss my Almond Amaretto machine cappuccino at the Kwik Stop. Neat town, even if it is slowly dying. Another casualty of the Interstate Highway System.

    1. Thanks for stopping by. Having refilled the powder mix in that machine many hundreds of times I have to say -- I don't miss it! Kimball has always been a neat place and will likely be one again, as soon as my generation gets the heck out of the way of progress!

  4. Thanks for the video. Where the heck was I the last two days? I thought that I had been checking every day, guess not. Will do better.

    Thanks for the post.
    Paul L. Quandt

    1. Thanks Paul. No worries, Mate, I'm too lazy to take attendance. :)