Monday, December 7, 2009

To tread the road

"Aliud est de silvestri cacumine videre patriam pacis. . . et aliud tenere viam illuc ducentum."

--Saint Augustine, Confessions, VII, xxi, as quoted by C. S. Lewis in Surprised By Joy: The Shape of My Early Life

("For it is one thing to see the land of peace from a wooded ridge. . . and another to tread the road that leads to it.")