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Friday, September 4, 2009

Your Journey

I love to take photos of pathways, of stairs... to me it symbolizes the journey we are on. Always moving forward, always climbing. Each time we place one foot in front of the other is a glorious moment.

I have a photo in my shop with this quote: "Take the First step, no more, no less, and the next will be revealed" -- Ken Roberts. And I chose that quote because it mirrors everything I believe in.

I know someone who's always 'scared'. Always just on the verge of a panic attack-- any time there's a thought that he may have to move out of his comfort zone. There are times, plenty of times, that I am scared when doing something new. However, I don't listen to that voice, instead, I just begin. And more often than not, I'm thrilled at the result. Or at the very least, my curiosities have been answered and I've veered off onto another path. A path that I would not have found had I not taken that first step.
For Mother's Day one year, my oldest son memorized and recited my favorite poem to me. Let me share it with you here:
The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, 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...
Robert Frost
What an amazing Mother's Day present it was! Those words touch me. I hope they lend to your day as well.

6 comments:

michiganhemp said...

Good Morning!

You are one of the strongest, bravest, most wonderful people I know, and I value your friendship tremendously! Everyday I learn something new, or get my encouragement from you. Thank you for being so awesome!

designsbykari said...

What a wonderful gift and what a wonderful way to start the day.

I hope your path today is brighter than yesterday!

sandi lei said...

wow Robyn,
" I just begin. And more often than not, I'm thrilled at the result. Or at the very least, my curiosities have been answered and I've veered off onto another path. A path that I would not have found had I not taken that first step."
so well stated and absolutely true. Thank you for sharing this. And what a wonderful gift from your son.
I am really enjoying your thoughts along your journey!!
Have a GRAND day!!
xoxoxo

TheDancersSpirit said...

i love that picture

Melissa said...

I've been dealing with that voice a lot lately with all the painting I've been doing. I do the same thing you do - just keep going. :)

Sounds like an awesome kid you got there!!

~kiss kiss~
Melissa

Sister Scarlet said...

Uhm..... What were you doing up at 4:41 in the morning? It's 5 hours later,and you already have 5 posts regarding your journey. Bravo! This photograph is absolutely breath taking. It is a beautiful reflection of where you are headed in life right now. You can see the light at the top of the stairs. You captured your heart, and soul in this photo. Love it!

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