A Dreamer Among the Humblest

“I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.”

(Kahlil Gibran - Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer, 1883 – 1931)

 

This Sadhu was sleeping at Munsi ghat in Varanasi (Benaras).

It was before sunset when the golden light was reflecting from the holy waters of the Ganges providing a dreamy atmosphere to the oldest living city in the world.

Whenever I talk to those ascetic men I find out that most of them had a diferent life before, sometimes with a wife and children, and a job.

One day they left the modern world for this life where they realize their dreams with visions...

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Taken on December 10, 2009
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