infinite possibilities

sometimes in life you come to this point of realisation

that there is only one direction open to you - forwards

a small digression to one of my favourite poems:

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 feet 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 travelled by,
and that has made all the difference.


it's one of those penny dropping moments, isn't it

realising you* can only go forward, you* can't go back; you* can't undo things you* did; you* can't unfeel things you* felt; you* can't unknow things you* learnt

well, I don't mean you, do I? I mean I
perhaps it's one and the same. . .
sometimes going forward means going back, only on a slightly different level - higher or lower, I know not which - but today I travelled it. . .
for today I went forward and back all at the same time; I travelled a Möbius/Moebius Loop, if you will. . .
small diversion to revisit the concept:

"A twisted, geometric shape - known as a Möbius strip, after the German mathematician August Ferdinand Möbius (1790-1868). A Möbius strip is a two-dimensional surface with only one side, a loop that never ends; it represents the seeming paradox of a plane without end, or one of infinite length. As such it became accepted as the symbol for infinity."
it was an afternoon that reminded me that even tho everything is different, somethings remain the same
long may it last
I don't believe in magic,
but I *must* start believing in myself


Rimshot said...

HEY! I left a comment but it isn't here!?!?!


I believe in YOU!

katherine. said...

ever forward...even with little steps...foward

Rimshot said...

as Tony Robbins says: standing still IS moving backwards.

Rimshot said...

and as the cereal commercial says: "Onward and upward, with Crispy Crunchies!"

I, Like The View said...

thank you Shot. . .


katherine they are very very tiny steps - but I'm making them. . . gradually, one by one, bit by bit. . .

this one paid off!


Mel said...


Gosh I love the sound of that penny when it drops......
Absolutely, positively love it.

Now, read that again.

"Believe in YOURSELF and magic will happen."

It doesn't say 'believe in magic' says believe in YOU.

Oh, you know me--I'm a believer of the infinite possibilities, of taking the road less traveled.....of resting in knowing you're more than enough, exactly AS YOU ARE, today.
And I'm a believer of you, of your greatness--even if you don't see it, won't see it....can't see it.....

Much like you--I cannot pretend to not know what I know--and I won't pretend to not see what I do see.

That magic will happen.
It already is.

((((((((((( ILTV )))))))))))))

I, Like The View said...