One of the best things to do in Alaska in Fall is go hiking – spectacular scenery, crisp air. We have so many choices – local trails – through parklands in the city and also a multitude of mountain trails. I’m not a huge poetry fan but when I was in high school we studied poetry from Robert Frost. I felt like I could really connect with what he was saying. This is one of my favorite poems. Not only does it talk about lifer choices but it totally fits our reality in Alaska. I decided to add it to my Fall page of Nathan hiking.
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.
I created a boot print cutfile with my Silhouette, then used it as a stencil for my page.
This page was published in the September Issue of CREATE magazine and I’e also linked it to the Paper Issues How ’bout Them Apples link party