Here already if only we noticed

templeOne day you realized that what you wanted
had already happened long ago and in the dwelling place you had lived in 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 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: as if, all along, you had thought the end point might be a city
with golden towers, and cheering crowds,
and turning the corner at what you thought was the end of the road,
  you found just a simple reflection.

David Whyte, Santiago from Pilgrim: Poems

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