“The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say”
To celebrate her road trip Ailsa picked the theme: “roads'” Now there are many ways to interpret “roads” just as there are many, many roads for us to take although, Tolkien posited that there really is only one road with many tributaries…
“He used often to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep, and every path was its tributary. ‘It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,’ he used to say. ‘You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
In any case my contribution to the theme is from an airplane ride we took around Cape Cod back in 2006. The tower is Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown. MA. The big road at the top is RT 6. The road you can barely see coming off of it is Cornwell Street. The road that bends off Cornwell and heads towards the Monument is Cemetery Road. (if you enlarge the picture you will soon see why.) Not shown is Alden St which comes off Cemetery and High Pole Hill Road which comes off Alden and takes you to the Monument…
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