The hardest thing about the road not taken
is that you never know where it might have led.
--- Lisa Wingate
From the present moment, we can see the past stretching out behind us, a bit foggy perhaps, but there nonetheless. Despite its distance, some parts of it are as clear and intense as they were when they happened. But they are past. Not to be relived.
Instead we turn around and face forward, into the future. We hope we take the road for joy, not letting an opportunity slip by.