Evening Walk, Pulaski, VA
What is the nature of the search? You ask. Really it is very simple; at least for a fellow like me. So simple that it is often overlooked. The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. This morning, for example, I felt as if I had come to myself on a strange island. And what does such a castaway do? Why, he pokes around the neighborhood and doesn’t miss a trick. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair.
--Walker Percy, The Moviegoer