Well, if you pick apart the idea of the heroic journey what you find out, I mean, I think that we have to de-mythologize the idea of the mythic journey, or the quest. Because after all, most of us aren't going to take off to, like Burton did, to look for the source of the Nile. The quest is not going to be physical, it's a metaphor. And if you look and you try to translate the metaphor what it really is about, it's about questions. A life of questing is a life of asking questions. And when I start out on a new quest, what's happening is I'm beginning to ask a new question about my life.
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