Saturday, January 12, 2008

Page Counter

I added a page counter today. It registers unique page visits and declares with a screaming odometer how unpopular I am. It reminds me in a quiet, reflective way of this poem that I love by Robert Frost. There must be a reason I chose to be here, if not for you then certainly for me.


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 onto 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 took the one less traveled by

And that has made all the difference

Robert Frost

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