Thursday, December 17, 2015


Adventures can't be all pony rides in May sunshine ---
there will be strawberries
and there will be mud,
there will be singing
and there will be bickering,
there will be fine robes
and there will be cloaks, worn and sodden,
there will be glimmering hope
and there will be fires that refuse to light,
there will be bitter nights
and there will be sunny afternoons...
But the road goes ever on,
whether it rises up to meet you
or drops off into an impassable canyon (that must yet be passed),
And feet that wandering have gone
turn at last 
to a far green country 
under a swift sunrise -
the next great adventure.

{with thanks to JRR Tolkien and JK Rowling}

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Tara Ulrich said...

Beautiful! Loved this!

Andrew said...

Oh, Sarah Jo, you have just saved my morning! No matter what the pain or humiliation of illness...there is always an adventure waiting.

I hope you know how much you words are and have been an encouragement to me.

#4 at FMF

Rose @ Walnut Acre said...

I love this. It's such an accurate description of the adventure that life is.