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Not The End Of The Road

I drove around today in Houston and I saw these two roads.

One road ends with railroad tracks and other road ends in a grassy field.

I wager though it is not so simple. My guess is that these roads don’t end so much as they lead to another path, or cause us to think about some other way to get where we are going.

If people tell you it is the end of the road—There is a good chance they are wrong.  People are wrong all the time.

Except, of course, when they are right.

June 11, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,


  1. It could be a metaphor for life and death. . . There is no universal road. A road may end for one person but not for others. Those left behind may wonder what do on a road they thought they knew but that looks so different without the person who is gone. I guess sometimes the end of the road turns out to be the beginning, or at least some kind of beginning of another path. It’s all a mystery, really, and I think part of the human experience is the conflict between the road and the destination.

    Comment by Barbara | June 12, 2010

  2. Barbara–I think that because all people matter and because all moments and all places have the potential for value, that the road and the destination are more closely connected than is often realized.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | June 13, 2010

  3. I liked this blog because of all it makes you think of. Is there such a thing as the end of the road ? For some it looks so, although a bumpy road that seemingly ends nowhere was the beginning of many new experiences in their life. It changed them. And when they reached the rail road tracks or the grassy fields, the journey to there would have been much more important than the destination. Does it make sense ?
    Thank you for your blog, Neil. Always something interesting to read and think about.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife | July 1, 2010

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