One Day You Realized….coming home

…so that one day you realized that what you wanted
had already happened, and long ago and in the dwelling place
in which you lived before you began,
and that every step along the way, you had carried
the heart and the mind and the promise,
that first set you off and then drew you on, and that:
you were more marvelous in your simple wish to find a way
than the gilded roofs of any destination you could reach:
Excerpt from ‘Santiago’
From Pilgrim: Poems by David Whyte
©2012 David Whyte

“Piazza San Marco, Venice” oil on board, 600x900mm

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