Wandering, but not lost

Famously, J.R.R. Tolkien has a poem that includes the line ‘Not all those who
wander are lost.’¹ In many religions, to wander is to wonder. Pilgrims travel to
places they have imagined all their lives. Sometimes they find there the gold
at the end of their rainbow, or sometimes the dust of death. But this impulse,
to travel and see the ‘very place’ where this or that world-changing thing
occurred, seems nearly universal.

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