Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A little bit o' Frost

...and a lot of ignorance.
I was in a meeting last weekend. The subject of "life's paths" came up. Everyone was offering insights, endeavoring the profundity of sages.
I half-hoped that it wouldn't come up, the old "Robert Frost wrote a poem...."
But it did -brought up by the guy sitting next to me no less.
"Robert Frost wrote a poem, I think it's called The Road Less Travelled and he says in there that we should take the road that is less travelled in life."
The guy in charge queried, "And why should we?"
"Because it makes all the difference."
"That's right."
Are they serious?
And then I overheard from the row behind me, a guy saying, "That's a good point."
Wow. Am I the only one who's read the poem for what it is?
I know I probably rant a little much about this, but I suppose it's because it pops up so frequently. I wanted to protest and set them all straight, but I bit my tongue and saved the thought for another day, yet knowing how way leads on to way...
It's called "The Road Not Taken". Hello.
When one knows nothing of poetry, they shouldn't dabble in the realm. They're gonna look really dumb.