Many years back I made it a habit of noting down quotes or paragraphs from any book I was reading at that time.
Going down memory lane, I find out how my taste has changes, how I’ve metamorphosed over time (not necessarily to become a butterfly… 😊) Most importantly, it shows me the person I was, one that the mirror doesn’t reflect anymore.
Over the years, my ‘collection’ has grown and now when I travel, guite often, I pick up one of my Diaries that have handwritten, hand-picked words of wisdom and banter, spirituality and philosophy, mystery and poetry all in a slim volume.
Sitting at a waiting lounge or in a new city, this collection of words takes me back to the root of my being… It makes me realise that while the branches might grow unruly and wild, the core is unchanging… It is my friend that has grown with me, it has imparted its support at crucial times… It has connected me to my past in beautiful ways, one whiff from a sentence can remind me of where exactly I was sitting, which couch it was or which tree trunk against which I leaned….
Time moves on, as it should, and what moves with it, for me, are a trail of words that never fail to get me back home from all my wanderings….
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