we know not

Major John Wesley Powell wrote this on Aug. 13, 1869, as he approached the grand canyon – the last big blank on frontier maps:

We are ready to start our way down the great unknown… We are three-quarters of a mile in the depths of the earth and the great river shrinks into insignificance as it dashes its angry waves against the walls and cliffs that rise to the world above… We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore. What falls there are, we know not. What rocks beset the channel, we know not. What walls rise over the river, we know not.

but yet…the unknowing never stopped him.

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Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
-Kahlil Gibran

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