Posts Tagged ‘Poem’

Thinking Back

November 17, 2010

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 kept 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.

— Robert Frost

Four years ago today, former Ohio State assistant and Michigan head football coach Bo Schembechler died.  That means four years ago it was also the eve of #1 Ohio State and #2 Michigan’s titanic game.  The winner would be a lock for the national championship, the loser left wondering what might have been.  The next day, Ohio State would take one path and Michigan another, and for the four years since then, they have continued on these diverging paths.

Thinking back four years ago for myself, I had no inkling I would have the opportunities to live and work in London and Utah.  Or that I would travel all over Europe, and a fair bit of the west.  My interest in photography was still in its infancy.  I was fencing then, but never imagined I would learn to ski or run a half marathon.  Law school was an abstract possibility… someday… maybe.