ON BEING LOST

The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark.
–Barbara Hall, Northern Exposure, Rosebud, 1993

In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.
–Dante Alighieri (1265 – 1321), The Divine Comedy

All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost.
–J. R. R. Tolkien (1892 – 1973), The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954

We’re not lost. We’re locationally challenged.
–John M. Ford

The only paradise is paradise lost.
–Marcel Proust (1871 – 1922)

If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)