Log in

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

The Road Less Travelled

13 March 1981
Robert Frost. 1875–

67. The Road Not Taken

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; 5

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, 10

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. 15

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. 20

I moved to the bay area straight out of high school. I worked hard, went to school, found true love, a place to call home, and a job I enjoy. The poem above has always spoken to me; life is such an adventure and it is my job to try to live in the moment not regretting the past or worrying about the future. In the words of Tennyson, "So much to do, so little done, such things to be."
80s music, afternoon tea, alfred kinsey, alton brown, ani difranco, backrubs, bacon, baking, barenaked ladies, beautiful geekboys, being friends with exes, bisexuality, black books, board games, board gaming, boardgaming, books, bookstores, british comedy, bubble tea, buffy the vampire slayer, burning man, california, cats, cheapass games, children's literature, chocolate, chosen family, comedy, communication, community, computers, consignment shopping, conversation, cooking, cuddling, dancing, e.a. poe, eating, eddie izzard, education, edward gorey, eighties music, elvira kurt, endometriosis, english, fairy tales, feminism, fiction, firefly, food, foreign films, friends, g.k. chesterton, games, geek love, geeky guys, general geekery, going to plays, grammar, harry potter, hats, homestarrunner, honesty, hot tubs, hugs, humor, in jokes, indie films, intentional communities, intentional family, internet, invader zim, jim henson, joss whedon, kickboxing, knitting, lactose, languages, late breakfasts, late nights, learning, lemony snicket, libraries, linguistics, literature, love, margaret cho, massage, mathematics, meat, morbid children's books, movies, msg, muppets, museums, musicals, neil gaiman, oakland, old 97's, pasta, pearl tea, performing arts, pixar films, playa, plays, port, pronunciation, psychology, public transit, reading, red wine, relationships, roald dahl, romance, safer sex, san francisco, satire, settlers of catan, sexuality, shakespeare, shoes, short films, short stories, sincere hugs, smart people, snuggling, socks, soy, spike and mike, stand up comedy, storytelling, strong bad, sushi, tea, tea ceremony, text messages, the beatles, the parkway, theatre, they might be giants, tim burton, tmbg, tom stoppard, touch, travel, truth, vocabulary, wile e coyote, words