Se hace camino al andar

Caminante, son tus huellas el camino y nada más; Caminante, no hay camino, se hace camino al andar. Al andar se hace el camino, y al volver la vista atrás se ve la senda que nunca se ha de volver a pisar. Caminante no hay camino sino estelas en la mar.

Translated into English:

Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking. By walking one makes the road, and upon glancing back one sees the path that will never be trod again. Wanderer, there is no road— Only wakes upon the sea.

I stumbled on the phrase se hace camino al andar while reading The End of Illth. I tracked down the poem by Antonio Machado. It took my breath away.

“We make the road by walking.”