if I am myself outside

From Montaigne’s On Practice: 

Lo here what I daily prove. Let me be under a roofe, in a good chamber, warme-clad, and well at ease, in some tempestuous and stormy night. I am exceedingly perplexed and much grieved for such as are abroad and have no shelter: But let me be in the storme my selfe, I doe not so much as desire to be else-where: Only to be continually pent up in a chamber seemed intolerable to me. 



Here is what I experience every day: if I am warmly sheltered in a nice room during a stormy and tempestuous night, I am appalled and distressed for those who are then in the open country; if I am myself outside, I do not even wish to be anywhere else.



Here is an everyday experience of mine: if I am sheltered and warm in a pleasant room during a night of storm and tempest, I am dumbstruck for those then caught out in the open; yet when I am outer myself I never even want to be anywhere else.



Voicy que j’espreuve tous les jours: suis-je a couvert chaudement dans une bonne sale, pendant qu’il se passe une nuict orageuse et tempes­teuse, je m’estonne et m’afflige pour ceux qui sont lors en la campaigne; y suis-je moymesme, je ne desire pas seulement d’estre ailleurs.