Winter in New England

Snowy woods in New England
All The Difference

This painting was not even finished when a friend dropped by and fell in love with it.   He was so moved by "All the Difference" that he would not leave its side all evening.   Needless to say, he took it home with him. Don't tell him, but I'm going to paint it again someday.   Know why?   Because of Robert Frost, one of my favorite poets.   Here's why:

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And Looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

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