Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year Adventurers!!!

My fellow Adventurers,

As we bring to close another year in the history of our lives, let us not look back and wonder what could have been... but look forward to what will be. We will have plenty of time for looking back when we are old, gray, and reminiscing with grandchildren.

The Human Spirit of Adventure has always been about moving forward and meeting challenges... from the early days when Columbus sailed the Atlantic in search of a new world, to the first moon landing, to Felix Baumgartner's super-sonic Base-jump from the edge of space, adventurers have always followed the road less traveled.

Robert Frost said it best... (READ MORE AFTER THE JUMP)

in his poem called "The 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 marked 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."
Robert Frost

As the new year dawns, many adventures lay in front of us. Let us meet the adventures with excitement, vigor, and lust. May your sails be filled with wind, may your rapids be swift, may your jumps be high, may your powder be fresh, may your waves be head-high and glassy, may your compass always point north, and may your trails always bring you home...

From all of us here at Human Spirit of Adventure, HAPPY NEW YEAR!