Alice came to a fork in the road. “Which road do I take?” she asked.
“Where do you want to go?” responded the Cheshire cat.
“I don’t know,” Alice answered.
“Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.”
i love this interaction….
so many forks in the road… and not just once in a lifetime but over and over again… and generally i don’t even notice the forks until after i’ve already traveled the road. if i had known there was a fork, would i have chosen differently? who knows… if i could go back and choose the other road would i? most likely not… i sort of like who i have become and it’s the forks that have lead me here…
there are certainly things i regret …. things i wish i would have not done, and those things that i wish i would have taken the time to at least try… is it normal to evaluate life like this? or is it because my life has so radically changed that i now wonder these things?
i think we all examine life like this….
and the cheshire cat had the best answer… it doesn’t matter which fork you choose… which road you travel… you will end up where you are either way….our purpose will be fleshed out and we will become the person intended… albeit, i’m sure that there are situations that mold our personalities….but i do believe that we all serve a purpose and that purpose must be met
some get there a bit earlier in life, others it takes a while….
i look at something as basic as my job as an example… all the events in my life have culminated in my abilities to my job well… the things i have been exposed to, the things i have experienced….the people i have known… the education i chose or shied away from… all of these things have come to fruition in this one career… and i would not be as good at my job had i not been married to moron #1 or moron #2, had i not worked for dirt man, had i not participated in the OJ investigation, had i not done photography, or worked with music, nursing, and every other thing….
my life could have been MUCH easier in some aspects had i chose a different road… but is easy what i want? on reflection… no….
just something to ponder on….