fear, quotations

Wendell Berry, upon leaving Chicago

Always in the big woods when you leave familiar ground and step off into a new place there will be, along with the feelings of curiosity and excitement, a little nagging of dread. It is the ancient fear of the Unknown, and it is your first bond with the wilderness you are going into. — Wendell Berry

NYC isn’t the wilderness (well, to me), but this is nonetheless apropos. It’s not easy making huge leaps of faith.