The Regrettable Fork
As he journeys down his path of life, he comes to a fork in the road. He can only take one path. He knows that, but thinks that if he starts down one, he can always turn around if he chooses. Some roads in life only go one way, some can be difficult to follow in the opposite direction, and some won’t be the same going back.
At this fork in the road, one path will lead him to the one he loves and the other will lead him to his friends and the things he is most familiar with. These two paths will never merge. There are fundamental differences on each path and they contradict one another.
He chooses to follow his friends down the path that they are on, all along thinking that he can go back and take the other path any time he wants. As he goes farther down this path and deeper into the destructive world it’s leading him to, he doesn’t realize that the path that leads to the one he loves is crumbling. If he tries to go back, it may have disappeared completely or at least changed so much that he won’t find the one he loves waiting there any longer. One can only wonder if he will regret choosing to follow the path he took.
— Carol Woolverton