There And Back Again — is the novel in a novel in the Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins thus entitled his memoir. Adventure he discovers is better read about from a safe distance and in our arm chair than to stir and disturb our several selves into getting up and doing what has to be done. It is so much easier to imagine the quest but like sight it is irresponsible — much easier to consider than to do.
Yet this is the only time we have and the only quest we can undertake and to avoid it is to deny life.