SPU said goodbye to my dear Kwirl today - she is off on a new adventure over at UW helping struggling people find their footing, as is her way. So we got Thai food and a little office and shared merry stories of her time here. I will miss car pooling and lunches and whiney early mornings with her, but I am excited for this new step in her life. UW doesn't even know what's going to hit them!
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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 marked 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.
- Robert Frost