“I find I’m so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it is the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend, and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.”
– Red, “The Shawshank Redemption”
A bit late I know, but even now, reading this, it gets me. I can’t take credit though, I found this quote used in this context here.