Saturday, January 2, 2010

I Have Willingly Entered the Infernal Abyss...

That's right, folks, I joined Twitter! For months I have mocked those who tweeted, but after intense nagging from several friends, I bowed to peer pressure, swallowed my self-respect, and set up an account. Now if you're desperately in need of a Stephanie-fix, or just want to know if I'm still alive, you have means at your disposal. I am known, appropriately, as historygypsy.

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"Passage—immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins! Away, O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
Cut the hawsers—haul out—shake out every sail!
Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
Have we not grovell’d here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
Have we not darken’d and dazed ourselves with books long enough?

Sail forth! steer for the deep waters only!
Reckless, O soul, exploring, I with thee, and thou with me;
For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go, And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.

O my brave soul!
O farther, farther sail!
O daring joy, but safe! Are they not all the seas of God?
O farther, farther, farther sail!"

~Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"