Journey Home – A Poem by Rabindranath Tagore

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As a new year begins, we all start a new journey, of one kind or another.

I wish that among the journeys you embark on this year, there is also the most important one – The journey into your ultimate home, yourself.

With that theme for the January Calendar in mind, I kept looking for photo opportunities this whole month…And I found my “home” rather unexpectedly.


Somewhere by the side of a lonely country road, surrounded by the silent air of a valley, and glorious in its rustic, wooden, earthiness. It was merely the size of small post box, but could easily steal my heart and then accommodate it safely inside those tiny pink windows.

The simple yet authentic nature of my find reminded me of this gem of a poem called by Nobel prize winning poet from India, Rabindranath Tagore (May 7, 1861-August 7, 1941):

The Journey Home

The time that my journey takes is long and the way of it long.

I came out on the chariot of the first gleam of light, and pursued my voyage through the wildernesses of worlds leaving my track on many a star and planet.

It is the most distant course that comes nearest to thyself, and that training is the most intricate which leads to the utter simplicity of a tune.

The traveler has to knock at every alien door to come to his own, and one has to wander through all the outer worlds to reach the innermost shrine at the end.

My eyes strayed far and wide before I shut them and said `Here art thou!’

The question and the cry `Oh, where?’ melt into tears of a thousand streams and deluge the world with the flood of the assurance `I am!’

Complement with these mesmerizing aphorisms by the poet from his book “Stray Birds“.


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