20 thoughts on “Infinity”

  1. Lovely! The answer to the question asked in the poem is simple. Greed and desire for a new route to the Spice Islands by Charles I the King of Spain. Great summary on Wili under “Circumnavigation” at this link: Takes maybe 5 minutes to read.

    http://tinyurl.com/ppkhzkt

    Ron

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    1. That is probably quite true, I do believe that the desire for money and prestige must have been a motivator. Still, consider the immenseness of that journey. I just wonder if there were other passions being fulfilled or searching to be fulfilled. I will go to your link that you recommended…

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  2. I believe that a more powerful motivation was at work, the obsession to know what’s beyond the line of the horizon, the irresistible urge to discover something even at risk of death. Thanks S.! 🙂

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