The road


October 1, 2016 by petrujviljoen

At a junction – no signpost. No rainbow.

Enjoy the journey they say: the uncertainty, the unknown, alone …

draught holds a raven


Altered image: scan from The Larger Illustrated Guide to Birds of Southern Africa.

21 thoughts on “The road

  1. Sean Michael says:

    Makes me think of “The Road Not Taken.”

  2. Bodhirose says:

    It’s difficult for me to “enjoy” the uncertainty of some of those paths and then other times I’ve thrown caution to the wind and made choices that turned out just fine! I wish you well on your journey, Petru.

  3. Bryan Ens says:

    Love the “no signpost. No rainbow”. Sometimes in life we must make those choices without any clear signs.

  4. Enjoy the journey they say:
    the uncertainty, the unknown, alone

    It is fun to make discoveries at times!


  5. Yes, reminds me of Frost, also. Short and effective write.

  6. I somehow start to think about Robert Frost.. the road less taken… maybe it’s the one without a signpost.

  7. thotpurge says:

    Beautiful image-bird at a crossroad..

  8. Suzanne says:

    I can relate to this for I am in a similar space. The raven is sometimes seen as a symbol of magic transformation. Your image really has that feel.

    • It’s not easy. I think what people call transformation can sometimes be seen as growth that has been happening over a period of time. The sort one notices when it is fully grown and comes as a surprise.

  9. nannus says:

    Reminds me of a highlife song about a “Crossroad bird”. The song is called “Anouman Sandrofia”. You can listen to it here I remember the record cover contained an explanation of the text. I think the bird simbolizes a choice and you have to catch the bird, but I cannot recall any details. The youtube video shows the backside of the record with the explanations, maybe it is possible to read it if you increase the size on screen.

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