It’s a busy week for postcards! Warwick castle and York Minster are going to South Africa as swaps. I’ve never received a card from there and a couple of lovely people agreed to send me cards 🙂 Kedleston Hall is going to Russia to a postcard pal, she sent me a great card of a painting from the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg. Kedleston Hall library is going to Germany as the first of this month’s postcard diaries, they say they like books. Finally the Peak District map and the Paris card are going to USA as part of a Swap-bot ‘poetry on a postcard’ swap – I sent the last verse of ‘The Road Less Travelled’ by Robert Frost, about how the decisions we make affect our lives, and wandering what might have been…
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.