The Road to Renewal

Not I, not anyone else can travel that road for you,
You must travel it by yourself.

It is not far, it is within reach,
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born and did not know.
Perhaps it is everywhere on water and land.

– Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself”, Leaves of Grass

Edward Hopper, Gas, 1940:


4 thoughts on “The Road to Renewal

  1. Jennifer says:

    Thinking of you, Claudia, at what is clearly a difficult time for you.
    Take good care of yourself. Sending a big hug across cyberspace Jennifer xxx

  2. Bill says:

    Two classics — excellent posting. One thing: everyone does have to travel that road by him/herself — but not alone. You have family and friends on the road with you. In the end, that makes all the difference in the world 🙂

    • artmodel says:


      It seems like a contradiction but I know exactly what you mean. We travel it by ourselves yes, but not necessarily ALONE. The totality of the journey is ours, but people we know have important roles along the way.

      Thanks so much for your comments!


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