Entry 122: The Road Not Taken
There is old verse from a poem that people love to use;
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
But, out of context, this is a false hope that people misquote.
Before this verse, Robert Frost mentions two untraveled roads and the uncertainty of choosing between them. He plans to take one and return for the other, but it is entirely possible that he will have no time to go back and traverse the other road, missing whatever may have awaited for him.
As he chooses a path, he sighs with heavy shoulders as he'll one day tell the next generation that he "took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." But in his heart of hearts, he knows this was a lie and he'll never know what was on the other path.
As I myself stand in the fork in the road, I have two paths ahead of my. I don't know how perilous each road is, or if I'll make it to the end of one, but one thing is for certain; I'll choose a road that I won't regret not taking.