Sunday, February 06, 2005

The road less travelled

Sometimes in our life, we have to make tough choices.Hard decisions.Choices which are irreversible.Choices in the direction that we take in life, a journey once embarked upon cannot be turned back. Things done which cannot be undone.

These are tough choices we have to make.This poem below offers a little reflection of what each of us go through when we make tough choices in life.

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED

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.

---Robert Frost

In his own words, Robert Frost said of this poem:"One stanza of 'The Road Not Taken' was written while I was sitting on a sofa in the middle of England: Was found three or four years later, and I couldn't bear not to finish it. I wasn't thinking about myself there, but about a friend who had gone off to war, a person who, whichever road he went, would be sorry he didn't go the other. He was hard on himself that way."

Have we ever wondered how things would have turned out if we have made a different choice then?

Do we have regrets with the choices we made?

Or are we simply living with the choices we have made?

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