Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Quote discipline day 16

I set out on a narrow way, many years ago, hoping I would find true love along the broken road. But I got lost a time or two, wiped my brow and kept pushing through. I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you! Every long lost dream led me to where you are. Others who broke my heart, they were like northern stars pointing me on my way into your loving arms. This much I know is true.
(from the song Bless the Broken Road)

I suppose this is a love song, but I'm reading it a different way.

I set out on a narrow way. Was it my idea to make my way narrow? Or is it the way that proved itself to be narrow? Could I see down the road and tell how broken it was, or did the breaches hit me one at a time, taking me by surprise?

The way sure is narrow and broken. It's what life is. And, likely, the narrower the better, the more breaks the more excitement, the more opportunities for adventure! But I suppose, by definition, they should come as a bit of a surprise.

I got lost a time or two, wiped my brow and kept pushing through. Hit the wall when running a marathon but kept running. It happened again and again and again. People talk about persistence, but, after all, often there really is no way to go but forward.

And the rest of the lyrics... saying that ultimately the direction taken and the destination reached were the only right answer. The way may be narrow and broken, but it's there, it's set, it's real, and even though it seems that way to me, the fact is that it's actually not changing.

1 comment:

herana said...

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