What’s your plan? (02/12/2020)


Life has a tendency to throw you a curve every once in a while. I feel compelled that I should add a quip from Ferris Bueller or better yet Forrest Gump. Not going to happen. I juggled too much this week and had to prioritize. I am getting better at putting thoughts together that become some sort of a resemblance of an opinion column. I get a kick out of hearing that you read my views and even more so, that it is positive. Thank you!

I will be quick this week and leave you with Robert Frost’s thoughts from 1916. I have some method to this madness; I hope to add my reflections down the road (pun intended).

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 kept 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 traveled by,
And that has made all the difference..

■ Scott Arens is a resident of Arbuckle. Contact Scott at scott@arenscp.com