The other road

“We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost’s familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road — the one less traveled by — offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth.” — Rachel Carson

This was published in 1962. And we are here 60 years later thinking we can still take the road easily traveled. As we are all are aware, that road gets less comfortable each day. More hazards, narrower margins for error.

What are we waiting for? Is this road really all that satisfying or is it just what we are used to?