Of All The Roads Traveled…

I don’t pretend to know how many miles of roads there are in the world. I’m pretty sure that it’s a lot. Highways and byways, dirt roads are jeep trails stretch out like an intricate web across the globe. Some roads are major interstate highways and others can only be traveled by foot. And oh the places where they can take you! There are large metropolitan cities with amazing architecture. Glass and steel and concrete comes together in an artful pentacle that pierces the heavens! I’ve been on roads that go under the mountains and even under the very sea itself! I pass by roads every day and wonder where they end or, even if they do end at all. But no matter how far you travel or what wonders your eyes drink in there’s one road that’s the most welcomed of all of them. This one road will take you to a place where you are the most content. It’s a special road that ends in a different place for each of us. In case you haven’t guessed, it’s the road that brings you home. No matter how rocky or how many twists and turns and no matter how high the hills that you have to climb are the road home will be the one most eagerly traveled. An old Irish blessing goes…

May the road rise to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

May the rains fall softly on your fields.

And, until we meet again may God hold you gently in the palm of his hand.

Tonight’s blog post is dedicated to my fellow West Virginians who are living out of state and being evacuated from the path of Hurricane Florence .

13 thoughts on “Of All The Roads Traveled…

  1. I think I heard a saying in a Bollywood film which said: many buses will come and go but there is one that takes you home. The picture also reminds me of the Bollywood film Highway and chillingly of the film Silent Hill. Beautiful, eery photograph. Sending my prayer to those who are being affected on the West Coast.

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    1. Thank you Sophia, we’ll take all the prayers we can get. My brother lives near the coast and was evacuated to the mountain in North Carolina. He’s an engineer who works with communication equipment and very busy making sure everything is still working but his wife has been keeping us updated. So far all is well.

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