“Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms, Strong and content I travel the open road.”

Prelinger Archives, “Roads to Romance: 1949”

Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.

Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road.

—Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

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