It’s clear to see from the impressions in the snow
That you were walking in someone else’s footsteps,
Wearing someone else’s shoes.
Maybe because it was easier to take steps already taken
Or maybe because of outside expectations that were not your own.
It doesn’t matter.
Now, here, looking back, aware,
You can decide.
If you wish to continue in this fashion
Or if the time has come for you to forge your own untested path.
About flax-golden tales. Photo by Carey Farrell. Text by Erin Morgenstern.