A Dreamer Among the Humblest

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“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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  1. akal_flickr 37 months ago | reply

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    fantastic composition,outstanding work!

  2. nunnariteresa 37 months ago | reply

    bellissima foto!!!!!!

  3. Capture d moment 37 months ago | reply

    excellent picture......

  4. Shounak Ray 36 months ago | reply

    superb.....love this.........

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  6. tomas teneketzis 35 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous work ★ congrats

  7. TravellingTheBLU26 33 months ago | reply

    Great colors and comp! A truly incredible piece of work here!


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  8. ⑨Nine 32 months ago | reply

    让我想到了 儿时的童话 故事!! 很梦幻~

  9. bettyleigh 31 months ago | reply

    thank you for this amazing image... Betty

  10. garcia perez [deleted] 30 months ago | reply

    increible, parece un sueño en vez de una foto

  11. garcia perez [deleted] 30 months ago | reply

    increible los colores

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  13. Tetley T 12 months ago | reply

    Great shot!

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