Life from the In-Between

"For west is where we all plan to go someday. It is where you go when the land gives out and the old field pines encroach. It is where you go when you get the letter saying 'Flee, all is discovered.' It is where you go when you look down at the blade in your hand and the blood on it. It is where you go when you are told that you are a bubble on the tide of an empire. It is where you go when you hear that thar's gold in them-hills. It is where you go to grow up with the country. It is where you go to spend your old age. Or it is just where you go." -Robert Penn Warren