Did you ever wonder what would have happened to you if you had taken the other road? You know---the road Robert Frost wrote of ?
How different your life would have been!
Sometimes I reflect on the choices I made and the resulting pathways that became my life. There were (and are) so many different possibilities before me. Too often, I chose expedience. Maybe it was my weakness in allowing someone influential in my life to sway me to a decision that, in my heart, I did not fully support.
Sometimes the fear of the unknown made me choose a path that was safe, while deep down I really wanted to explore those unknown possibilities that were fraught with risk but loaded with potential.
I wish sometimes that I could live my life over---knowing, of course, what I now know. Ha.
I see myself as a very young man in Greenwich Village. I have no money. But, that doesn't matter. What matters is my singing gigs in the coffee houses. What matters is my song writing. What matters is my growing group of friends who share my passion for the guitar, the folk song, the lyrics of love and lore.
Who can say where that road would have led? I certainly would not have been the person I am today.
I think we should always follow our passions in life. Only in that way, it seems to me, will we be truly fulfilled.