Directions

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”  – Henry David Thoreau

“To know when to go away and when to come closer is the key to any lasting relationship.”  – Doménico Cieri Estrada

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you’ll know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”  – Dr. Seuss

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of  genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”  – Albert Einstein

Directions

There are not

Directions

No one can tell me

How to get where I am going

I

Am the first to go

My way

Others

May have taken

Similar paths

A map

Cannot show me

The way

Signs along the way

Mark someone else’s

Journey

Don’t tell me

Which way to go

For that is your path

A detour

It will take me

Out of my way

Delaying my arrival

I will not see

All

That you have seen

I will see more

And less

And all that I encounter

Is exactly

What I need

To get to my

Destination

Do not follow me

You would lose

Your

Self

Bisous,

 Léa

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About Léa

A wanderer who has found home in the South of France.
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13 Responses to Directions

  1. Sentiments beautifully worded and to which I wholeheartedly relate:)

    Love

    Christine xx;)xx

  2. Mine too! We are catching up separately, together!! 🙂

    Love Christine

    Xx

  3. So very true – we all have our own path to follow. Often without a map, cos a map is not helpful at all!

  4. singingbones says:

    Great quotes, Lea…. the Thoreau has been one of my mantras for most of my life… the end of your poem reminds me of the quote about, Don’t walk behind me, don’t walk ahead of me, just walk beside me and be my friend… nice post today!

    • leamuse says:

      Thank you Leigh. There are two quotes by Thoreau that have long been mantras for me. The following quote was #1 for me. “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” – Henry David Thoreau

  5. there’s much to say about journeys and directions and finding our way and deciding when to follow others..good stuff…also like the einstein quote…

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