By David Cogswell
"Travel is a good thing; it stimulates the imagination. Everything else is a snare and a delusion. Our own journey is entirely imaginative. Therein lies its strength.
It leads from life to death. Men, beasts, cities, everything in it is imaginary. Itís a novel, only a made-up story. The dictionary says so and itís never wrong. Besides, everyone can go and do likewise. Shut your eyes, thatís all that is necessary.
There you have life seen from the other side."
--Louis Ferdinand Celine
Journey to the End of the Night