Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.
henceforth I ask not good fortune, I myself am good fortune.
Henceforth I whisper no more, postpone no more, need nothing.
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road.
~Walt Whitman, from “Song of the Open Road”