I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may
tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied: “Go out into the darkness
and put your hand into the Hand of God. That shall be to you better than light
and safer than a known way.” So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God,
trod gladly into the night. And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of
day in the lone East.