In quantum physics back in the 1920's, some famous scientists, including Hugh Everett hypothesized something called "The many worlds theory", in which, every time a choice is made, the universe itself splits, and each possibility exists in reality in a separate, complete universe. In that paradigm, the road not taken IS taken. Imagine your life in that other universe....

For a discussion of the poem, go here or here.

The Road Not Taken

By Robert Frost

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.

road less traveled

(Note: this page displayed at first the way I intended in Mozilla Firefox
but failed miserably in Microsoft Internet Explorer. I don't normally
use MSIE, but am checking how my pages display there since most of the
misguided world insists on using an inferior product. If you're still
stuck in the past and using MSIE, my condolences to you and my fond
hope is that you and the rest of the world will get Firefox soon! I didn't
spend a lot of time trying to make it work here but Tom (see bottom of page 1)
came to my rescue and gave the "DocTechnical" treatment ;)

Sorry.... And while I'm editorializing on the subject of Microsoft, if
you're an Office user, why not try a product which is just as good and
more dependable such as Open Office? I use it and love it. My wallet loves
it also since it's FREE! Well, I'm not done yet--for your e-mail, abandon
Outlook Express for the far superior Thunderbird. One last Bill Gates
bash: try Linux instead of Windows. I think Knoppix is a good choice for
a beginner, since you can boot from their CD or DVD and never mess with
your computer's hard drive at all. Try it, you'll like it!

Firefox, Thunderbird, Open Office, and Linux are truly the "road not

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