Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Road Not Taken

Photo: Peaceful, chilly run rewarded with a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean

We spent this past weekend up in NY and had the opportunity to enjoy the Hamptons during the "off season". I must admit as fun as it is in the summer, there is something so peaceful and tranquil during this time of year. I took a nice long run to the beach and only saw 2-3 cars on a usually crowded Dune Road.

As I was running, I  thought of the poem by Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken and thought it was a good reminder to take the road less traveled as I begin 2013. Sounds like a good plan, right?

The Road Not Taken

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 marked 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.

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