"A gypsy with a broken flag and a flashing ring
He said, Son, this ain't a dream no more it's the real thing."
--Bob Dylan "Senor: Tales of Yankee Power"
Robert Burton-Sedentary and bookish Oxford don-devoted an immense amount time and scholarship to showing that travel was not a curse, but a cure for melancholy: that is, for the depressions brought on by settlement:
"The heavens themselves run continually round, the sun riseth and sets, the moon increaseth, stars and planets keep their constant motions, the air is still tossed by the winds, the waters ebb and flow, to their conservation no doubt, to teach us that we should ever be in motion."
--From Song Lines by Bruce Chatwin
There's a long, long trail a-winding into the land of my dreams.