The Fool: I am ignorant but I read books. You wont believe it, everything is useful... this pebble for instance.
Gelsomina: Which one?
The Fool: Any one. It is useful.
Gelsomina: What for?
The Fool: For... I dont know. If I knew, I 'll be the Almighty, who knows all. When you are born and you die... who knows? I don't know for what this pebble is useful but it must be useful. For if it is useless, everything is useless. So are the stars.
(Frederico Fellini La Strada )
If I could find a higher tree
Farther and farther I should see,
To where the grown-up river slips
Into the sea among the ships
(R L Stevenson Foreign Lands )
and the bridges of faith
Images (click them for enlarged images) from Byasi and Rishikesh. Just after Alakananda and Bhagirathi join to form the mighty Ganges, which forms the central theme of the holy trinity of India's geography: The Himalayas, the River and The Ocean.