I just got home from a couple of (sober) perspective altering days in the mountains. I’m contemplating, mulling, a post about that, but it got me to thinking about these quotes, and this R.E.M.ย  song.

“We shall not cease from exploration.
And the end of all of our exploring,
Will be to arrive where we started,
and know the place for the first time.” ~ T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

I’ve heard this quote from a T.S. Eliot poem another way as applies to life, or, perhaps, it was a separate quote completely, nothing to do with the poem at all, and it’s this, “Life is a circle. We return to the place where we began and know ourselves for the first time.” I’d thought it was a quote from Carl Jung, I haven’t, however, been able to verify that.