We Can’t Escape Choices

We can’t escape choices.
Always decisions to make.
Regardless of our path.
How do you proceed
Without known safe routes,
With each a level of risk,
With each some reward? 

How does one decide
which direction to take
When confronted with options?
Or does it matter
If we’re prepared,
Without expectations,
With an open mind?

The above image was taken on the Island Center Forest trail (Vashon Island) on a short hike my wife. 

Erika asked which path should we take. I asked if it mattered.

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