And if other old men must be willing, at the end, to push up off their deathbed and adventure out in

And if other old men must be willing, at the …

And if other old men must be willing, at the end, to push up off their deathbed and adventure out into the unknown, how much more willing must that man be whose whole life has been just such a daily exercise of adventuring, even in the stillness of his own garden? I mean, the poet.

David Malouf