Showers over Windermere from Holbeck Lane near Troutbeck.

The Best Is Yet To Come

September 7, 2021

Robert Frost and Walt Whitman were early US poets introduced to me at Lancaster Grammar by my influential, innovative, imaginative Enlish teacher – Peter Sampson, as foundational blocks to the Beat Poets and Mersey Sound I loved so much.

Robert Frost lived a fulfilling, creative life but a tragic one in many ways personally.  He lost both his parents at a young age, and outlived four of his six children before losing his wife.  Yet he survived and continued his search for love and laughter.  When asked on his 80th birthday “In all your years and all your travels, what do you think is the most important thing you’ve learned about life?”.  He gave a simple three word response “It goes on”.

Regardless of the pain we may face, it is always possible that the best is yet to come.



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