“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
There are not
No one can tell me
How to get where I am going
Am the first to go
May have taken
Cannot show me
Signs along the way
Mark someone else’s
Don’t tell me
Which way to go
For that is your path
It will take me
Out of my way
Delaying my arrival
I will not see
That you have seen
I will see more
And all that I encounter
What I need
To get to my
Do not follow me
You would lose
13 thoughts on “Directions”
Sentiments beautifully worded and to which I wholeheartedly relate:)
Merci bien! My direction was long delayed. However, I am catching up! LOL
Mine too! We are catching up separately, together!! 🙂
That’s what friends are for… 🙂
So very true – we all have our own path to follow. Often without a map, cos a map is not helpful at all!
You are right. A map only marks where someone else has gone.
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!
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
Beautiful!! thank you Lea!
Merci bien! 🙂
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…
It took awhile, but I finally figured that out. 🙂 As you know, you cannot go wrong quoting Einstein. Merci bien!