The Journey of Illumination

Photo by Ankit Shukla It’s summer, 2015. I gaze out over the bridge of the cargo ship at the horizon, where the gray-blue waters of the Gulf of Oman meet the waxing twilight of the dawn. All week I’ve felt uneasy. Something is just not right in my life. Here I am an officer on a ship, a dream I’d once worked hard to make a reality. Now it seems to have lost all its meaning. I sip my coffee, as the warm, salty air blows through my hair, and watch the massive, orange glow of light burn into...

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