I only knew that I was an island boy who used to look with amazement at the wide sea that extended as far as my eyes could see. I wondered where the horizon was and where the sea and the sky met. I wished I could reach the horizon.
On his 50th birthday, a philosophy professor resigns from his job and sets off on a journey to his birthplace. Over the next two months, he covers the distance of more than 1,000 kilometers on foot—carrying no money and determined to disturb no one. Along the way, he is repeatedly welcomed into people’s lives. With mindfulness and loving-kindness, he reflects on happiness, old age, death, the meaning of life, and the goodness of mankind. A thoroughly eye-opening account of one man’s pilgrimage.
“Pramuan narrates his story with simplicity and honesty, reflecting the beauty that resides in the hearts of those whom he met.”
— Seven Book Awards Committee
“Pramuan is morally brave and relentless in his challenge of the social system that has caused us and many around the world so much pain.”
— Aleen Chalermchaikit, editor
WINNER, NATIONAL BEST BOOK (NONFICTION), Ministry of Education
WINNER, BEST BOOK (NONFICTION), Seven Book Awards
WINNER, DISTINGUISHED DOCUMENTARY, Judprakai Awards
AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR, Sriburapha Award