Parting Thoughts
 
Thank you for visiting my website and exploring my practice. I do hope I can be of service to you in some way.
As a parting meditation I would like to share with you Robert Frost's famous contemplation of possibility and choice at Life's Crossroads:








Robert Frost: The Road Not Taken (1915)


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.


Here are a couple of links to brief audio-visual renditions of "The Road Not Taken": Video 1 Link and Video 2 Link. The young person in the second clip reminds me a lot of the teenagers I used to work with at Phoenix House!

And here is a link to a site where you can read some brief "Road Not Taken" stories!

My very best wishes as you navigate through and beyond your personal crossroads,


Christopher Gruener MA, LMHC