On Troost

I'm rereading The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific by J. Maarten Troost. Here are two quotes I like related to vagabonding/cruising:
"I had grown accustomed to life being interesting and adventure ridden and, rather childishly, I refused to believe that this must necessarily come to an end and that the rest of my life should be a sort of penance for all the reckless, irresponsible, and immensely fun things I'd done before."
"I was simply restless, quite likely because of a dissatisfaction with the recent trajectory of my life, and if there is a better, more compelling reason for dropping everything and moving to the end of the world, I know not what it is."
Love it.

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