"Because I have travelled, I can see other universes in the eyes of strangers. I know what parts of me I cannot deny and what parts of me are simply choices that I make. I know the blessing of my own table and the warmth of my own bed. I know how much of life is pure chance, and how great a gift I have been given simply to be who I am. When I am old and my body has begun to fail me, my memories will be waiting for me. They will lift me and carry me over oceans and mountains. I will hold them and turn them and watch them catch the sunlight as they come alive."