I miss my youth1

When I went out running I saw a short, thin, old man with a hat and cane sitting on the edge of a wall, waiting for the bus. I didn’t pay any attention to him, but when I came back from my seven-mile run, the same old man was still waiting there. He said to me, “How I wish I could get back my youth.”

I said, “I too miss my youth.”

“How old are you?” asked the man.

“Forty-eight,” I answered.

“I am seventy-three,” said the man.

I stayed there with him for two or three minutes and then I finished my run.


  1. RB 67. 3 September 1979

Sri Chinmoy, Run and become, become and run, part 2.First published by Agni Press in 1979.

This is the 394th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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