Jody Gomez Posted December 20, 2005 Share Posted December 20, 2005 What might have been and what has beenPoint to one end, which is always present.Footfalls echo in the memoryDown the passage which we did not takeTowards the door we never openedInto the rose-garden.I started re-reading T.S. Eliots Four Quartets tonight, and this passage stood out as it usually does. Whether I agree or disagree with Eliot philosophically, I can't personally dispute the fact that he was a great writer, and at his best his language was vibrant and alive. With this passage, I thought about the losses I have known, those where I could have done more. This brought to mind my current relationship with my new wife and my love for her. It reminded me that I am in control of that path, and that I never want to look back with the memory of what I could have done. What is important to time future is the path that I DO walk down, and the doors that I DO open. I can consciously follow my values and make sure that we open many doors into many rose gardens. I wish the same rose gardens to all here, especially Kat and Michael. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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