On Reflection

Uncharted paths-

do those words

go together?

It’s as if our eyes

are on the

back

of our heads

so we can see

where

we’ve come from.

Can we see

where we’re going?

If we walked

backward,

would we then see

the path ahead?

A puzzle.

Isn’t life

all a puzzle?

Life-

looked at

in reverse-

seems to show us

what we needed

to find

the place

where we are now.

Those steps

seemed like

zigs and zags

at the time can,

in retrospect,

reveal that we took

the most direct path

after all.

Living Lines, Meaning of Life

One thought on “On Reflection

  1. Mary Tyler Moore has sparked generations of women who remember or now attribute the challenges of being a women when they were trying to open doors to the two TV series. Her death only a few days after the Women’s Marches seems to capture the energy of the marches. I hope the follow-up is focused and powerful. Thank you Mary!

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