The Road Not Taken…

northern exposures, Reflections, travels

"No roads here. This time of year you fly or you walk. But if you are smart you fly."

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 travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost, 1916

I’ve read that Frost did not write his poem in the contemplative spirit that we take it. Sorry Mr. Frost, I’m going to pretend I didn’t know that…

The Road Taken

Sooner or later we all look down the fork in the road. We looked and chose not to let this road pass us by. We wanted to become something better than what we could see we were becoming, to bear fruit again. We hope you understand.

To our children, thank you for understanding why we wanted to explore a new life even though it takes us far from home.

To our parents, thank you for teaching us to love our fellow man, to strive to make a difference, to impart grace in a world of need.

To our friends, come see us sometime!


4 thoughts on “The Road Not Taken…

  1. David and Lindsay, This is great and now I get to share in your adventures.I pray God will bless you in all you do and you can accomplish all your dreams as you glorify Him.

  2. Don’t you jus tlove looking out the window of small planes! I never tired of it. I am lookin gforward t your blog posts!

  3. So good to know you two are together again! That is a very good thing. And a new adventure to share! It will be fun to keep up with your adventures via your blog. Hello Lindsay! I miss you! 🙂

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