Alice came to a fork in the road. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked.
‘Where do you want to go?’ responded the Cheshire Cat.
‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered.
‘Then,’ said the Cat, ‘it doesn’t matter.
I have always loved this exchange from Lewis Carroll’s classic because it says so much about life in so few words. On one hand there is wisdom in knowing where one is going, but on the other hand, too much focus on the future detracts from living in the now.
As a family we are at a fork in the road. We have options, but there is not one particular path that greatly outshines the others. One happens to be a path well traveled, while another is a road taken by only a very few. Both offer risks and rewards. It’s hard to know what to do.
We know we want to go to a place different than where we have been for some time, and perhaps this is the best clue as to what we should do. We also know where we go next matters, so we will not be asking advice from cats. For now we will enjoy sunsets like the one today in Manuel Antonio and trust that in time the right path will be revealed.