...and now...the end is near...and my oydessy ends... I see the black monolith in my study room and I leave the many folds in the stream of life in New Zealand to be back ...
To all my many dear Kiwi buddies, especially E & S, dedicated to you...here's one of my favorite poets, Robert Frost and his famous poem...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 kept 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.
Yes! I will miss all the good times and the wonderful memories...the tears and the laughter...the open skies and the many, many days of coldness and warm sunshine on our faces up in the hills and the mountains...picnics beneath towering casuarinas...trees of avarcadoes, mandarins and kiwi fruit; shrubs of berries, cherries and lemons everywhere...
E... I'm sorry I didn't keep my word after all that you did following my accident... You will be repaid in manifold ways in future!!!