Nomadism (53)

A tourist from America paid a visit to a renowned Polish rabbi, Hafetz Chaim.He was astonished to see the rabbi’s home was only a simple room filled with books, plus a table and a bench. “Rabbi,” asked the tourist, “where is your furniture?” “Where is yours?” replied Hafetz Chaim. “Mine?” asked the puzzled American. “But I’m only passing through.” “So am I,” said the rabbi.

~ Tales of the Hassidim. [Buber, M.]