Monday, January 5, 2015

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” — Helen Keller

Had to spend the entire day in Musoma getting Shaban’s driver’s license renewed and other errands and just got back, sorry, so here is a poem that changed my life in the late seventies.

“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost

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.

And thus it has with me ending with me serving God in Africa for the rest of my life.
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