Friday, August 07, 2009

Random Thoughts on a FINALLY Friday!

Should be working and typing an appraisal of a ridiculous 12000 sf + house, but can't concentrate. Heard snippets of this on the radio today. It was an integral part of my Valedictory address circa 1998, so I thought I'd share. And maybe try to live it a little more often...

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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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