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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What if.......



...I had taken the road less traveled by? Where might it have led? How different might my life had been? I muse in comfort, surrounded by people and things I love, so why ponder what can't be changed in the continuum of space and time. That is my nature. I question. I probe. Mine is a restless spirit that seeks something it cannot name but knows it does not have. I lack the certitude of those who would change nothing in their lives. To change nothing would mean nothing has been learned. So, I keep peering down that other road trying to puzzle what's at its end and how that journey might have changed my life - a backward glance, borne of curiosity, taken not in sadness but in wonder.

Today's meme - A Road Less Taken - is being sent to Susan at A Southern Daydreamer who graciously hosts Outdoor Wednesday, a blogging event.

28 comments :

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Mary! I think I took the road less traveled...and I wouldn't change a thing! Throughout it all... I lived and learned! Thanks for sharing your photo.~ Susan

ellen b said...

Beautiful trail to ponder in for sure :0)

CailinMarie said...

I like that "to puzzle" I feel like that sometimes too

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Mary, this is a wonderful post, and I think it's part of the creative muse to wonder about the wonder of wandering another trail. Wonder/Wonder/Wander... did I actually say that??? LOL!

Enjoyed your post! It made me stop and ponder, and that's a good thing!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Kathleen said...

I don't spend much time on the what ifs...now tonight I will be awake wondering! :)
I count my blessings...

Martha said...

I sometimes wonder what my life would have been had I taken a different path. I'm happy with the path that I took, but there is still that pondering.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

What a lovely post. Sometimes, the road less traveled gets a little bumpy. It is posts like yours today that remind me that it is all worth while and puts things back in perspective. Thanks!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Yep! I have taken the road less traveled. Thanks so much for stopping by. Will be back to check out your other posts.
Glenda

flmom said...

What a gorgeous photo! I can think of a couple of less traveled roads I definitely took, but I wonder how things would be different if I had taken others.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Thought provoking...

Selba said...

What a nice peaceful picture you put in this post :)

Yeah, I always wonder the same thing like you.. what if....

Really Rainey said...

I really enjoyed pondering your post and music... Thank you.
~Really Rainey~

Mama said...

I am a traveler and I wouldnt change a thing at all, I do still wonder though, love your photo, happy outdoor Wednesday, Kathy

NatureFootstep said...

very nice spot for a walk. :)

Cindy said...

Mary,
Oh to ponder this thought. I wonder about it all the time. Cindy

mbkatc230 said...

Beautiful post. I have definitely taken a few "off the beaten tracks" trails, and wouldn't change a thing! Kathy

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I wonder the same thing from time to time. Then I realize how many blessings I have and I'm glad I took this road. Beautiful post with a great southern feel.

From someone from the old south,
Sam

Joyce said...

Thought provoking post.
Joyce

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

We take the road less taken, many times, while traveling. We've found some wonderful hidden treasures along the way.

As far as traveling through life, I suppose I've taken a lesser traveled road a time or two. No regrets!

Beautiful photo!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Mary, we do often take the road less traveled. Wonderful picture.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Barb

Allie said...

Love the post, very beautiful!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Very nice post. You have made me think about my life. I have been through a lot of good and bad. I am not sorry for any of it. It has lead me where I am today. The lord has always watched over me. I feel very blessed.

I love the saying; Live and let live!

g.suzie said...

Great food for thought, and beautiful picture, is that a photo you took??? I just want to tell you I should never look at your blog when I'm hungry, because you have great recipes posted and my mouth is watering looking at pics of the food!!!!

Brenda said...

Yes, food for thought, as someone before me said. I think about it, but try to just focus on what road I did take. And not on the regret I sometimes feel for the one I didn't take. For I have no way of knowing where it would have led. And I know where this one did lead. And because at 52 I've figured out that regret is a wasted action. But we wouldn't be human if we didn't ponder this, would we?
Brenda

Pam said...

What a beautiful shot. Makes me want to take a long walk and ponder those thoughts.

Amy said...

So eloquently written. God made us with the ability to wonder, to question and to choose freely. I find myself questioning much less since I had my daughter, for I know that all roads led me to her. The though of taking one wrong turn and not having her in my life is scary to me. Thanks for sharing.

amy@maisonbelle

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

...not in sadness but in wonder.
Very beautiful Mary. Both the words and the photo.

sunnymama said...

What a lovely picture and thoughts to accompany it!

Thank you for visiting my blog for outdoor wednesday and sorry I couldn't get here to visit you sooner :)

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