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The End

Friends,

“Walk. You were born for the road. Walk on. You have someone to meet. You do not know as yet. Perhaps it is your own self.
Walk on, Your footsteps will be your words. The path ahead will be your song. Your exhaustion will be your prayer And the silence at last will speak to you.
Walk on, Alone or in group, But go out from your house. The others you thought of as rivals will be your companions. The ones you saw as enemies will be your brothers and sisters.
Walk on Although you do not know Where your feet are taking your heart.
Walk on. You were born for the road, The pilgrim road. Someone else is walking towards you, Someone who is looking for you So that you can find Him, In the sanctuary at the end of the road, In the shrine of your heart.
He is your Peace. He is your Joy. Go. Already God walks with you.”
The above is from the Prayer Room in Zurich Airport. I had Him for company throughout the journey and He guided me every moment during it as He has in my life. It is His intervention that took me closer t…

DAY 124 – Salem to Cochin

Friends, Manickam worked his magic. There is nothing better than his coffee to start the day. A couple of cups of them and you can set out to dare the world. I took the NH47 for the last leg of my journey that has given me so many experiences and so many good friends. While I was happy to be getting back home I was also wistful about the journey of the past 18 weeks and a bit sad that it was coming to an end. But, as Lin Yu-Tang said, “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” I had targeted to reach Cochin by 5 pm. Accordingly I lined up a short diversion to the office of RLM, the manufactures of premier spinning machines, and lunch with Abraham (Abe), my cousin, and his family in Coimbatore. I had informed Abe that I would have to leave by 12.30 after lunch. The slight delay in locating the RLM office meant a further reduction in the lunch hour. However, Abe and Tresa ensured that I had enough on my plate to conc…