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NOTE FROM THE FOUNDER
Looking back over the past few months, I realize I’ve taken (in the words of Robert Frost) the road less traveled. We moved to New York City from the suburbs (not a traditional route); pulled our kids out of school to have them homeschooled (and no, not by me); and just returned from traveling through remote parts of China where at times we were the only Westerners in sight. I’ve begun to truly appreciate the road less traveled. In fact, this month I’ve worked with The Nature Conservancy to launch a series of photographs that highlight wonders of nature from all corners of the world — even roads not taken.
Cheers, to roads less traveled!
I’ve wanted to create a series of simple, inspiring photographs for a long time. No reading necessary — just beautiful images that appear in your inbox. And thanks to The Nature Conservancy, that’s what Natural Light is — a series of images of birds and butterflies, forests and meadows, seashores and mountaintops — virtual breaths of fresh air for your inbox.
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THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
Why not impress your friends at your 4th of July BBQ by actually having read The Declaration of Independence? It’s part of “America’s Greatest Hits: Inspirational Reads that Define a Nation” that also includes The Gettysburg Address and JFK’s Inaugural Address.
Have fun with these recent Questions of the Week:
-Make up your own first lines of novels to see if you can come up with the most realistic sounding beginnings. Check out opening lines from others and include your own here.
-If you could have your portrait painted by any artist (past or present), who would it be? Include your artist here.
ROAD NOT TAKEN
Here are some words to live by from Robert Frost’s “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 kept 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.
You can find other poems by Robert Frost here on DailyLit.