One of the things about retirement that I really appreciate the most is the idea that I can read as much as I want to – heaven in one little sentence.
So one of the well known poems that has come to mind lately is The Road Not Taken, written by Robert Frost in 1920. This poem has always intrigued me, the idea that we all walk down a well traveled road, doing pretty much the same things as most of our friends and family. Altho we may not be overjoyed with the choices on the road, it is our own road and we are on the path to somewhere, just as innumerable people have always done.
But then, suddenly ahead of us, there is a fork in the road. We know that most people will continue on their journey on the same path, and become the person that they had always wanted to be, a part of the crowd, one that everyone felt comfortable with, and this is fine for them. We don’t all want to be different, we may want to be a major part of the society that we aspire to.
But maybe you are the one who decides to take the narrower road, realizing that you will be more alone, but it is a good choice for you, and now you move forward in a new direction.
Along comes a surprise when the Law of Attraction kicks in. You begin to meet others who are of like mind, and as you travel together your new path begins to widen. More and more people become attracted to your lifestyle and you travel forward together.
So what happens next? At some point another fork will appear in the road. Will you continue on your now well traveled road, or will you take the new road not taken?
Life is full of adventures, and we always have the choice…..
To go on or to veer unto another direction, that will be a new question.
Which one will you choose?