“Two roads diverged in the woods and I, I took the one less travelled by…”
Earlier in the week I spent the day at Hampstead Heath, one of London’s largest greenspaces. I smiled over this actual fork in the road as the memory of Robert Frost’s poem flooded back.
Such a perfect metaphor for the chain of events that’s brought me to London at this particular point in time.
We all remember reciting and analyzing “The Road Not Taken” and hearing our English teachers’ cautionary tales of consequences from good vs. bad choices. I always thought the poem meant “mistakes will ruin your life”..maybe even land you behind bars.
Walking through the Heath, I saw the poem from a different perspective. Actually, it hit me like a ton of bricks when I passed this fantastic property on its outskirts:
Had my life gone smoothly–good marriage instead of bad, years not lost to drugs, and a house not lost to foreclosure–I might never have discovered the strength and resilence I see in myself today. I doubt I’d be on this wonderful solo adventure.
Until next time..
🙂 🙂 🙂
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Great to hear the strength in you. Enjoy your solo journey.
Wonderful images Amy, great to see as I have not been to Hampstead Heath in years. We would never volunteer to travel a rocky road, but perhaps we would if we knew where it would take us. Glad you are on a wonderful solo journey. Take care, Pennie.
I think we all carry rocks at different points in our lives. You’ve developed muscles as a result and that’s a good thing. 🙂
What a beautiful description! I will be quoting this to others..no doubt about it.
Tomorrow I leave London for Moscow! Pretty excited about it!!
Thanks, my friend! 🙂 I need to get my head back into blogging. I may break down and buy a cheap laptop because i really dislike writing/editing via the app on smartphone/tablet!!!
Yeah I can see how tricky it would be
Nice to hear from you again! Nice trip and good words.