Cartwheels into Oblivion

The temerarious,
when not inducted into Being,
when passages to manhood are not afforded him,
when no guide presents itself in body or in spirit,
light out to parts undiscovered, parts imaginal —
this being one of the pitfalls of unrootedness;
to be not of a place; to be without man the father, man the guide,
who would rechannel the rebellion that subsumes youth’s reverence
for home, family, father, mother … future wife;
to make a bride of unbounded risk
and with her on the immoderate expedition go.

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