Sometimes we need to clear our heads. The build up from the stresses at work to the inevitable chaos that life becomes, we all need a break. Everyone deals with the build up in their own particular ways. Some go to the bar, others seek friends to talk to; I look to nature. There is no better way to remind yourself of how insignificant personal problems are than to view the vast expanse of nature. The best results come when you simply, go. No destination in mind, no place to end up, simply walking until your head is clear and your soul is at ease.
It was on the trail that I remembered and thought about the ending of one of Robert Frost’s most well known poems:
“…Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
Every analysis and interpretation of this poem is based on personal experiences and thus, different. I thought about the inherent truth in choosing any path. No matter what path we choose, we cannot look back, and do to so would be a waste of time. The most important fact in making any choice is that we can control the way we view our choices. Whether good or bad, we can use our choices as a building block for the future or we can regret and dream about what could have been.
So if two roads diverge in the wood, it doesn’t matter what path is chosen as long as you decide to make the most of it.