Every road, after a few miles, forks into two, and each of those into two again, and at each fork, you must make a decision. C. S. Lewis
If it's so, as Ray Bradbury said, that half the fun of adventure travel is the "esthetic of lostness," then we are having a ball.
And to successfully practice the art of adventure we must break the chain of routine, which, according to Wilferd Peterson, renews our life...be it through "reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies, or adopting new viewpoints." In doing these things it is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. Sir "Edmond" knew a little something about that.
Yes, adventure can occasionally be hazardous, but never as deadly as routine.
"A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us." John Steinbeck
I'd rather put on a helmet than a tie
I'd rather be airborne than to a desk be tied
I"d rather pedal up a mountain than drive
I'd rather be outside when I die. mej.
|And then, as my son Caleb likes to say, "there is the Payoff!"|
Mark and Bobbie...and Chris :)