And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets
My first camera was a plastic Kodak that one had to wind up to make the shutter click. I took it to Rajasthan and clicked the shutter enough to exhaust three film rolls. When the film was developed, every image was a blank frame. This was my first lesson in photography. I wonder if this is why, with passing time, my photographs look more and more like blank frames.