It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
Before I set back out on the trail, I will share one more thing. I recently finished an excellent book, “Now I see the Moon,” written by Elizabeth Hall. Towards the end it included a quote, one that I have stumbled upon before and one that always hits close to home. I haven’t yet read any books by the author of this quote, but I’m sure the next time I’m in a used book shop I’ll look for the work of Ursula K. Le Guin. I think, as I continue to drift south, this quote will become my motto. A reminder to keep myself present, and all my senses alive in the “now.”