"I can assure you that I will return and that all will be as it was in the past.
I know now however, that I will occasionally be overcome with an
unquenchable yearning for that distant country, for all
of its beauty and peculiarities but also for its
mysteries and dangers.
For its hardships and difficulties and
for its pleasures and kindnesses.
I looked too deeply into the countenance of the desert
and can now no longer forget it."
Nikolaus Benjamin Richter