Today’s s Wikiquote is a very resonant one:

At no time are we ever in such complete possession of a journey, down to its last nook and cranny, as when we are busy with preparations for it. After that, there remains only the journey itself, which is nothing but the process through which we lose our ownership of it – Yukio Mishima

Mishima is an interesting character – biographical details include a deeply peculiar childhood, a prolific output, a description as “one of the most important post-war stylists of the Japanese language” and a striking death – he committed ritual suicide at the age of 45 as part of a coup attempt involving re-establishing the rule of the Emperor.

All of which goes to prove that you can learn some very unexpected things from the Wikipedia daily email…