As I was aimlessly surfing the web last night (yep, one of those eve…), I came across these famous words by poet Robert Frost I took the one less traveled by. I had never really paid attention to the entire poem. I grew up in France and I did not study anglo-saxon literature. I miss it now that my children go to English-speaking schools. I realized that there are many different layers to his poem.
My view is that there is no right or wrong path in life. There is no road less attractive. Sometimes I am asked if there are trips that I did not enjoy taking. No, never. I believe we draw interesting things from every experience in life, and every road is worth exploring. Anyway, that’s my 2 token on a rainy and cold London Saturday.
Happy week end you all. xx vanessa
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.
Ps: the photo is from a trip to Rajashtan where every road leads to magic discoveries