Every Man Lives by His Own Truth

Life is taking me. This is how I document some of it.

11/8/11 A RANT

Right now I feel like taking a different path. Ever feel like that? As if you could just take another road; even if it is just for a little while. You know, in Robert Frost’s, ‘The Road Not Taken,’ he chose his road, but compensated by saying he “took the one less traveled by.”

It’s a poem that’s misinterpreted. He’s compensating, the irony, but it really makes me think. Should I compensate for this road less “traveled by?” After all, I can even admit to myself that I’m not the first. Never will be. Doesn’t mean you can’t innovate though, but you get what I mean, I hope.

I can’t and don’t regret the choices I’ve made. Granted, sometimes I do wish (like right now) that I can just hop onto another trail, but life’s not like that. In life, you must follow through; like Robert Frost. There is no short-cut because even those ‘short-cuts’ take you all the way back around. Guess what? You’re back around. Now what? You face it.

Let’s face it. I’ll face mine, face yours.

I can’t sleep anymore. Frankly, I don’t want to sleep anymore. My dreams aren’t an escape. They’re reality continued. So what do I do? I read. Guess what I read recently. .…

If you said “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost then you are correct. Reading this poem 10 times won’t do it justice. It just can’t. But reading it throughout your life, now that will do it justice perhaps. Like the cliche goes, you live and you learn. Also, things that you thought made an impact then, probably makes an even bigger one now. “The Road Not Taken” is one of those things in life that keep on revealing a meaning.

What is meaning?
What does it mean to you?

I’ll end this like Frost Ended his:

"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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