The question not asked

This morning I read a post by Erin over at ” this would make a great story ”

Robert Frost’s Road Not Taken is one of the first poems I read that made any kind of sense to me at all. It was the first time that structure, purpose, and cadence were more than concepts on a page.

At the moment I’m in the middle of a long, strange trip.

But who isn’t?

In what life is there a static achievement that allows us to Stop. And Never Change. It comes back to the questions that we ask ourselves, in action and in word.

Two questions diverge on the precipice of Change,

I wonder which I should choose, and look down to see as far as I can what the answers might be,

But there is no way to know.

I chose the one less asked and that has made all the difference.

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6 thoughts on “The question not asked”

    1. Too true – a friend tonight actually just equated that idea to the Tribe levels mentioned in this Ted Talk – http://www.ted.com/talks/david_logan_on_tribal_leadership.html

      I think the challenge is to think about how you can be of use to others, and vice versa. It seems very transactional (and in a certain way it is) but it’s also a sign of respect that you want to leverage that person and you want them to leverage you too. Something I think about all the time.

  1. “In what life is there a static achievement that allows us to Stop. And Never Change. It comes back to the questions that we ask ourselves, in action and in word.” – yep. Why do I always think I’ll make it to some finish line, touchdown, spike the ball? It’s a process, not a destination. I keep forgetting.

  2. Such a beautiful reminder that we must keep moving forward. We don’t need to look back at the past, as it has come and gone – however we must remember what has happened to prevent things that we don’t want from happening again. Thank you so much for sharing!

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