Wednesday, February 29, 2012

To the Journey

Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is the departure
on a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off, with one
mighty effort, the fetters of Habit, the leaden weight of Routine, the
cloak of many Cares, and the slavery of Home, one feels once more
happy. The blood flows with the fast circulation of childhood....A
journey, in fact, appeals to Imagination, to Memory, to Hope the
three sister Graces of our moral being.

-Sir Richard Francis Burton

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