Along Silkroad

Silkroad Map

Whenever the light of civilization falls upon you with a blinding power, then go into the wilderness. Go to the oceans, go to the mountains. The wilderness, oceans and mountains are places to hold you. Let the cities become a memory. Let the wilderness, oceans and mountains take hold of you. They will give you good red blood. You will become full of spirit. You will soon behold all with a peaceful soul. There is something in the very name of the wilderness and oceans that charms. It soothes the spirit.

If adventure has a final and all embracing motive it is surely this: we go out. Because it is our nature to go out, to climb the mountains and sail the seas, to fly to the planets and plunge into the depths of the oceans. By doing these things we touch something outside or beyond, which strangely seems to approve our doing them. We extend our horizon, we expand our being, we revel in a mastery of ourselves which gives an impression, mainly illusion, that we are masters of our world.


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