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This post, in its original form, was a comment to A Glorious Journey on BadAssBlonde1 I liked it enough that I wanted to post it here, with minor modifications. Thank you Lady Hunter.
We all have paths we follow, sometimes setting off to create new ones. What we experience and the people we meet along the way helps define who we are..as individuals, and as members of a community..
Don't think you're on the right road just because its a well-beaten path.
For too long I stayed only on the well-marked trails blazed by others. Afraid, I suppose, of leaving the straight and narrow. More recently I decided to venture onto paths less traveled. At first it seemed very dark and confusing, often threatening. But I discovered, if I paused, and let myself adjust to the changes, as my eyes adjusted to the darkness, I could see a faint path, neither well marked, nor defined. But I found that I could usually stay on it, if I went slowly, and took care. When I was feeling braver, I found that part of the adventure is straying from that path, even if it leads to the occasional dead end; then I just backtrack to find the path again, and continue on.
The true thrill is to meet others venturing out who happen to find the same path, and to share that path for a time..until one of us wanders off alone, drawn in a new direction, tempted by new sights or sounds.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
8/18/2006 10:32 pm
Nice post! You have such a way with words... I tend to stray from the well beaten path a lot also. Maybe we are venturing on that same path? |
Noglory, I have to say that I am shocked you don't have the viewers that you deserve. You give a lot of thought into your posts, and they are so well written. (and I'm not being biased...You ARE a great writer!)
Talk to you soon, Loveme
8/27/2006 11:07 am
i have loved Frost since i was first given that poem in 6th grade and asked to "rewrite" it - such a terrible thing to ask|
finding one's true path is a journey, not an end in and of itself
to the journey and all its marvelous twists and turns
You cannot conceive the many without the one.
9/2/2006 7:03 pm
Hello NoGlory, |
Might I say that I am surprised but humbled here. I am the one that thanks you dear. How very kind of you.
I like your honesty. That straight and narrow ain't all its' cracked up to be. However, got to admit that I have broke my foot on some of those untraveled paths. Would I take it back? Hell no. At this time in my life I have had to make changes in my House in order to keep myself sain and for the good of all. All in all, some days I just seem to get lost. Then I wake up and at this time I go about making pretty as best I can.
Good post! I look forward to reading you more. There's got to be Glory around in these parts. If not, I'm gonna pack up my ballet shoes and go home. LOL I'll be checking back
Lady Hunter - Who seems to be on that Glorious Journey playing twister *W*
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