wait for me

‘The more prepared you are, the more spontaneous you can be.”

‘Walking came from Africa, from evolution and from necessity, and it went everywhere, usually looking for something.  The pilgrimage is one of the basic modes of walking in search of something intangible, and we were on pilgrimage.’**

There is waiting for something.  And that something may never come.

There is waiting towards something.  Moving towards we don’t know what, watchful for what appears.

Whether we call it a walk, a pilgrimage, or a quest doesn’t matter.  What matters is what happens while we’re waiting towards something:

‘[W]hen we go, we find we’re not just entering new territory.  We are becoming new people.’^

‘Real learning gets to the heart of what it means to be human.  through learning we recreate ourselves.’^^

(*From Chris Guillebeau’s The Happiness of Pursuit.)
(**From Rebecca Solnit’s Wanderlust.)
(^From John Ortberg’s All the Places to Go.)
(^^From Peter Senge’s The Fifth Discipline.)

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