Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me, leading whenever I choose.
Henceforth I ask not good-fortune ~ I am good-fortune,
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Strong and content, I travel the open road.
From the ‘Poem of the Road’ Walt Whitman
Some people can look at a map and find it easy to find. Other people need a more concrete approach to find their way, preferring to rely on landmarks and street signs.
I have a different way of seeking, learning, and finding what I want in life, it has been the source of all my problems. It was a huge gap of understanding between my family and at times even people in my circle. It was just a different way of approaching life. But instead I was labeled.
Today I have shed my labels, my very existence and light-footed steps on a new path is an act of rebellion. Walt Whitman poems said it more eloquently than I, on traveling on to new beginnings. My footsteps on a new path, are free, unburdened, and I am following it light-hearted.
As ever Solitaire