The anticipation of change, or even the mere POSSIBILITY of change, paralyzes me with fear.
What if I fall short? What if I am betrayed? What if… and then I remember… I am reading Faust right now – Goethe speaks at length about human needs and wants and fears… and all my deepest worries are just mirrors of trivial concerns that have been around for centuries. This is so trivial, in fact, that it is too dull to give it any further thought.
With that happy mindset, I begin the final countdown to take off… On this trip, I face applications and a chance of finding true love.
Let’s consider it a quest.