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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4 Responses to “A Dreamer Among the Humblest”

  1. This is really so, so beautiful! Your pictures are like a balsam to me.

  2. An incredible mix of colors from the clothing, the textures of the buildings, clouds, and cloth! It’s like some fantastic image from another time and place–whichi it is for someone like me stuck in the middle of America…Beautiful!!!!!!

  3. cool blog – keep up the writing sytle….

    This is a good post – best I’ve seen latetly….

  4. That is w beautiful and appropriate perception of the situation Joyce.

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