Those guys describe it very, very well, and still fall short. So will I. (No offense, guys, but you know it has to be experienced.)
It's a challenge. It's a stretch. It's painful. It's fun. It's work. It's wonderful. It's a blessing. It's social. It's private. It's an end, and a beginning.
If you get the chance, take it.
"Telemachos, your guest is no discredit to you. I wasted no time in stringing the bow, and I did not miss the mark. My strength is yet unbroken…"—The Odyssey, translated by W.H.D. Rouse