Rants & Essays
The Path of Life
By Marcus Pan
Now, when one's perspectives are corrected and set straight
one may see the path of life. Now, this path is meant to be straight and
narrow, but many obstacles lie in one's path. Now depending on the situation at
hand, this obstacle may be passed around with a slight deviation from the path,
or it may have to be met head on (a fallen tree that can be easily avoided as
opposed to a mountain that can only be transgressed by rough climbing and
labor). But one must always return to the path. Turns, twists and forks in this
road may lead one astray for a while, but they will all (eventually) lead back
to the path.
Forks in the road...decisions in life...
You may come across forks in the road. Here a choice must be
made. Consult all possibilities and choices wisely. A choice here will affect
future choices and barriers and may have long-term disadvantages (or
advantages) based on the road followed. Many times you will not be able to
return nor remake this choice.
Vision obscured...future unknown...
The road dips and rises...your vision to look up the path
will be severely limited due to the hills up ahead. Unable to see what's coming
next, slow down if you need to. The man who rushes in impatience will run into
something untransgressable. Take time to slow down or even pause. Take in and
enjoy the landscape while you can. You can not tell when the next flowered vale
will be reached.
But follow the path...the best you can.
The above essay is an excerpt from the Journal of Marcus
Pan and was translated into the English alphabet here. This was entry 19, dated
January 16th, 1992 at 12:36 AM. This is the first excerpt translated for other
readers from the private Journal of Marcus Pan, but may not be the
The above item may have been edited by the author
since its first appearance in Legends No. 51.