Appearance is deceiving.

Appearance is deceiving. In fact, we know by experience that we should never take anything for granted. Therefore, when we see two diverging roads, we should not assume automatically that they lead to two different locations. In fact, it could well be that two diverse roads do not lead to two different destinations. Actually, they could lead to the very same place via two different courses. Equally, it could well be that two apparently parallel roads (pointing to the same direction) lead, instead, to two different targets.

This is a metaphor which could apply to a multiplicity of real-life instances. For example, you might strive for years, trying in vain to obtain something important, and all of a sudden you get it through a completely different path. A saying goes The ways of the Lord are infinite.

Appearance is deceiving. The famous poem The Road not Taken by Robert Frost ends with these verses Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— / I took the one less traveled by / And that has made all the difference“. This is again an invitation not to take anything for granted. We should assume that the road not taken be less beautiful or important. Nevertheless, it could positevely surprise us for many unexpected reasons.