Friday, June 25, 2010


As you journey
Through life, choose your destination well,
But do not hurry there.
You will arrive soon enough.
Wander the back roads and forgotten paths,
Keeping your destination in your heart,
Like the fixed point of a compass.

Seek out new voices, strange sights,
And ideas foreign to your own.
Such things are riches for the soul.

And if, upon arrival,
You find that your destination
Is not exactly as you had dreamed,
Do not be disappointed.

Think of all you would have missed
But for the journey there,
And know that the true worth
Of your travels lies not in where
You come to be at journey’s end,
But in who you come to be
Along the way.

Sister sent it to me when she was in Terciera, Azores.

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