The path ahead

Face your life, its pain,
its pleasure,
leave no path untaken. 1

The most important reason
for going from one place to another
is to see what’s in between. 2

Do not go where the path may lead,
go instead where there is no path
and leave a trail. 3

There are no wrong turnings,
only paths we had not known
we were meant to walk. 4

If you don’t know where you are going,
any road will take you there. 5
The journey begins with a single step. 6

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
…not going all the way, and not starting. 7
No, the journey doesn’t end here. 8

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Light and Shade Challenge: “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.” ~ Lewis Carroll

Cento – a form of poetry created from bits and pieces of other poems, song lyrics, literary passages, and the like….

1 Neil Gaiman, “The Graveyard Book”
2 Norton Juster, “The Phantom Tollbooth”
3 Ralph Waldo Emerson
4 Guy Gavriel Kay, “Tigana”
5 Lewis Carroll, “Alice in Wonderland”
6 Lao Tzu
7 Buddha
8 J.R.R. Tolkien, “Lord of the Rings”

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