The grass is always greener on the other side …
… that is what they told him, that is what he looked for …, until one day he awoke in a desert as there hadn’t been any other side left.
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And facing the people again, he raised his voice and said:
People of Orphalese, the wind bids me leave you.
Less hasty am I than the wind, yet I must go.
We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us.
Even while the earth sleeps we travel.
We are the seeds of the tenacious plant, and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind and are scattered.
(Kahlil Gibran: The Prophet, 1923)