Know the Place for the First Time

I have always loved this thought by T.S Eliot: 

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” 

I loved it before I had any understanding of what it meant. It just drew me in and I felt it was important. I am not saying that today I really know what it means, but a lot of things seem to fit.  

I think our life will seem very different when we reach the end and look back.  All that we explored, learned, and have done, will change us. We will see the whole of it very differently than we did as we experienced the parts. The beginning, and all of the related circumstances of that beginning, and what followed, will be clear, for the first time.