Friday 19 October 2012

A run this morning - it feels fine. The four of us breakfast together, then we head off to Odiham on our bikes. We lunch at the Bell, always good, and get soaked on the way home. D&T set off back to Dibden Purlieu at tea time. It's really pleasant to see them, the day was fun. It was good to hear about their trip to Portugal last week. Chris and Nigel are in Italy, everyone seems to be in the holiday mood.

Carol sent me another lovely poem, by Robert Frost:

The Road Not Taken

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 marked 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.

Robert Frost