Friday, April 13, 2007

The Road I'm On

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 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.

(I had to make a difficult career decision this week - for the first time in my life I think I chose the road MORE travelled, but I've learned in the past few years that sometimes going against the grain means hitting the mainstream...)

1 comment:

Megan said... am I to assume from this that you're staying in DC and not taking the year in Africa?

I'll call you back - packing and cleaning and craziness are kinda owning my life right now.