Where are we going? Home, always home!

"Then I looked around to find out where I was. The surroundings were unknown to me. I thought that the ally must have taken me through the air and dumped me somewhere very far from the place where we started to spin. I oriented myself. I thought that my home must be towards the east, so I began to walk in that direction. It was still early. The encounter with the ally had not taken too long. Very soon I found a trail and then I saw a bunch of men and women coming towards me. They were Indians. I thought they were Mazatec Indians. They surrounded me and asked me where I was going. 'I'm going home to Ixtlan,' I said to them. 'Are you lost?' someone asked. 'I am,' I said. 'Why?' 'Because Ixtlan is not that way. Ixtlan is in the opposite direction. We ourselves are going there,' someone else said." — from The Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda
Al andar se hace camino,
y al volver la vista atras
se ve la senda que nunca
se ha de volver a pisar.

Antonio Machado

[As you go you make the way, and looking back, you see the path your feet will never tread again]

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