Life is a Highway

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Noelle Dr. English ENC 102 T/Th 10 September 2013 Life is a Highway Life is a series of crossroads and decisions that ultimately draw the map of our journey. It is the big decisions, however, that we later recall and reflect on the most, because those decisions have made the biggest impact on our lives. When we read Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken, we are confronted with the travelers’ difficulty in making an important decision, his chosen path, and ultimate outcome. Four years ago, I was living in Ft. Myers,…show more content…
I also felt this way, telling myself I could always move back if things didn’t work out. I told my friends, and my father, that I would be back often to visit, but even visits become few and far between. Two years after I moved, my father passed away. After his funeral, I never looked back and have not returned to Ft. Myers…life moving us forward. The traveler’s decision is made, and he projects that when he is older, he will look back on his decision with reflection as demonstrated in the verse: “I shall be telling this with a sigh/Somewhere ages and ages hence” (Frost line 16-17). I interpret the “sigh” as one of relief that he made the right decision. The lines: “I took the one less traveled by/And that has made all the difference.” (Frost line 19-20) imply the traveler took the more difficult, unknown road. It was the road “less traveled”, the road “no step had trodden black” (Frost line 12), meaning few people decide to take the harder road to get to the next stop on the journey. It was the courageous choice. Taking this road was the right decision for him. I could have stayed in Ft. Myers in my comfort zone, but I took a leap of faith and switched paths. Has my decision to move to Ormond Beach made all the difference? Had I
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