Where is Here?

The simplest questions are the most profound, said Richard Bach, in one of his books. of the four questions:

Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?

one was missing. Where are you?

It’s a good question, like the first four to ask yourselves, once in a while and see your answers change. It is really a difficult question to answer, if you think about it. Even the most obvious answer — your geographical coordinates — to that question can get you thinking. The other obvious answer is usually where you are on the timeline of your life vis-à-vis where you thought you would be.

Behind the Glass Wall

It is also a question that potentially transforms you into a third person searching for you. Are you lost? Are you hiding?

Whichever way you interpret the question, the answer is always the same: I am here. And then, you understand the real essence of the question.

Where is here?


12 thoughts on “Where is Here?

  1. I think that is a good question. Some times more important that geographical coordinates are knowing where we really are? Philosophically perhaps?

    Our purpose, our mood, our utility would have a bearing in such a realisation I would think.


    • Oh yes @ purpose, our mood, our utility. And many other things. This is one answer that is continuously changing and more so, because our definition of “here” is continuously changing.


  2. It’s definitely a question that doesn’t have simple answers. Infact, it’s one that gives rise to many more and compels you to think ‘where are you going’.

    Again, when you try to derive at an answer, it leaves you more lost rather than give a sense of closure, which is still possible in the other 4.


  3. :/ somehow, i doubt it. Neruda’s version, which I don’t know exactly, addressed vastly different emotions. A nervous, probably frightened Mr. Anderson was not one of them 😀


    • Fair enough. 🙂 However Morpheus was addressing a much larger audience (therefore a multitude of emotions?) when he said, “I remember that I am here not because of the path that lay before me.. but because of the path that lies behind me!”


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