"Afoot and light-hearted," wrote Walt Whitman
"I take to the open road...Henceforth, I ask not
for good-fortune, I myself am good fortune.
Henceforth, I whimper no more postpone no
more, need nothing..."
Lightheartedness does not imply dimwittedness.
Rather, a light-hearted person is one who, loving
to live, lives lovingly, triumphantly, eagerly,
thankfully. All of God's nature becomes his travelling
companion. The light hearted one never travels the
And, once again, men and women may become
human beings...with hearts rather than simply
pieces of machinery...with parts that have no
Sing on, Oh Walt Whitman, sing us your song
loud and clear.
"Strong and content...I travel the open road."
the open road."