Monday, September 26, 2011

A Place of Peace

The last day that we were in India, we visited a Memorial Site for Mahatma Gandhi - the home where he spent the last four months of his life before he was murdered. It was a moving experience to walk through the site - quotes capturing the essence of his philosophy line walkways. I am so glad we took the time to tour it.

The two rooms that Ghandi used  while he was living there have been preserved. The words, Simplicity is the essence of universality, are framed in one room.

Finally, the path he walked to where he met his assassin have been marked with footsteps.

India is so complex, so busy, so dense in population and activity. The site contrasts so dramatically with its environs and, in doing so, makes a powerful statement for the man whom it pays tribute to.

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