If I must cross every skyline to find out what is beyond, I shall never appreciate the true depth of sky between trees upon the ridge of a hill. If I must map the canyons and count the trees I shall never enter into the sound of a hidden waterfall. If I must explore and investigate every trail, that path which vanishes into the forest far up on the mountainside will be found at last to lead merely back to the suburbs. To the mind which pursues every road to its end, every road leads nowhere. To abstain is not to postpone the cold disillusionment of the true facts but to see that one arrives by staying rather than going, that to be forever looking beyond is to remain blind to what is here.
--Alan Watts, Nature, Man, and Woman