Ramble On

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Recently, I discovered [or rather became aware] that I use writing, to process the many moments and emotions of my life. Joy. Anger. Fear. Passion. Grief. Confusion. Success. Are all behind the letters, words and paragraphs you view on these screens. During the 24 hours leading up to our second trip, I doubted my reasoning more than ever for wanting to leave my loved ones behind, live out of my car, go places I knew nothing about, take risks for personal goals and flee from my comfort zone. My pen danced along the paper as I began writing my reactions from that moment, to buckling my seat belt in Valdosta, arriving in an unfamiliar place, climbing a new route and becoming conscious to my prevailing motivators in this life. This is ‘Wild-Paths’. 

Tension
Is this the right decision?
Are we really doing this again?
Torn

Love for family
Longing for the mountains
Ultimate desire for adventure
What could happen?

What will happen?
Uncertainty
Devotion
What should I say?

What is the right thing to say?
Do I show tenderness?
I love you
My parents mean the world to me

Belle
Indebted
You saved me
Confused

Destroyed every time I leave you
Why do I do what I do?
What’s this yearning?
Will I unearth some truth?

Appetite for a glistening peak
Progressing towards enlightenment
Plunging into the unknown
Satisfied

My partner
Undeserving
My greatest reward of all
I lay down my life

Silence
Drumming of a heartbeat
Maze of Douglas firs
Serenity

Memories
Loved ones
My own soul’s path
Friendship

Security
Uninspired
Routines of green, yellow, red
Monotony

Utter madness on a mesa
Crust filled eyes
Sitting on my throne of dirt
Alive

Ambition
Risks
Consequence
Fulfillment

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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
~ Robert Frost ‘The Road Not Taken’

Joseph Hobby 5/10/15

Brave Explorations. Soulful Discoveries.

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