The Road Not Taken

A friend gifted me something really, really special the other day. It was this little metal box that seemed to have travelled distances and well. I loved it even before I could see what was inside. Felt like it held many stories, adventures and lifetimes. I opened to find a beautiful antique compass. The etching on the inside of the lid is a poem that is well known to us all and a true guiding light. I suspect there are few and far between who might have not dwelled on it. And what a truly thoughtful home to place it in. This exquisite compass to lead the path ahead.
Thought it would be nice to revisit the gem with you all and make an emulsion transfer of the image with the Fuji peel apart film I am currently addicted to. Read on !

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

As you see, my blog has a new look – I have designed and put it all together with lots of love. It also has a name ! daydreams and footsteps. I felt it nicely summed up the things I like to share and talk about. My website will be moving as well. It has a new face, cleaner divisions, tighter edits and better interface making it more manageable for me as well. All these changes and facelifts will come together soon. And an online store is also in the making as is a bi-monthly content rich newsletter with lots of content around creativity, fine art photography resources, techniques, artist interviews and much more, all carefully put together/written by me. Hope the blog is pleasing on your eyes for now :) I'm still fixing odds and ends as we speak. Do chime in if you have any thoughts/ideas/feedback.

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  • Sushmitha March 13, 2012, 3:24 am

    Wonderful, The new look and feel of your blog is timeless which matches this picture and its just sooo welcome.

    Btw, just yesterday, I was looking at ur blog and stumbled upon a very nice definition for creativity. I, somehow, am not finding it again!! Strange!! My mistake mostly… but I was really looking forward to read it and was wondering if you changed something!!. The odds are very less. I know… Sigh!! I am continuing the search :)

  • ramya March 13, 2012, 5:20 am

    Thanks Sushmitha :) Happy to know that you like the new look and feel of the blog. I was a bit apprehensive but hearing good things helps.

    I haven't changed anything on the blog…just go to labels and look under "creativity" you might find it in one of those posts.

  • suhasini August 9, 2012, 12:36 am

    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.

    Robert Frost
    this is my fevourite quatation..when i read on ur journel ,my admiration as doubled towards you. GREAT dear!

    • ramya August 9, 2012, 6:30 am

      thank you :) it is my favourite quote too !

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