However shelter’d this port and however calm these waters,
we must not anchor here,
However welcome the hospitality that surrounds us
We are permitted to receive it but a little while.
Come, I give you my hand!
I give you my love more precious than money,
I give you myself before preaching or law;
Will you give me yourself? Will you come travel with me?
Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?
- Walt Whitman