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The Restless Life of the Nomad

“The restless life of the nomad.”

Gotta love Gary Larson and the Far Side.

Gearing up to take off on the Horizon Tour and getting nervous in the best way. All my senses are tingling thinking about where I’m going to go first, how I’ll budget from place to place, the amazing things I’ll get to see. It’s becoming more and more apparent as the years pass that I am a happier person in a state of constant forward motion… restlessness is a side effect of excess energy.

For always roaming with a hungry heart
Much have I seen and known; cities of men
And manners, climates, councils, governments,

I am a part of all that I have met;
Yet all experience is an arch wherethro’
Gleams that untravell’d world whose margin fades
For ever and forever when I move.
How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
To rust unburnish’d, not to shine in use!

– (excerpt from) Ulysses by Lord Alfred Tennyson
Ulysses by Lord Alfred Tennyson Excerpt

‘When freedom is outlawed, only outlaws will be free.’ There are outlaw maps that lead to outlaw treasures. Unwilling to wait for mankind to improve, the outlaw lives as if that day were here. Outlaws are can openers in the supermarket of life.

– Still Life with Woodpecker, Tom Robbins
Still Life with Woodpecker, Tom Robbins
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