Nor can foot feel, being shod*

The geographical pilgrimage is the symbolic acting out of an inner journey.  The inner journey is the interpolation of the meanings and signs of the outer pilgrimage.  One can have one without the other.  It is best to have both.**
(Thomas Merton)

We have never been here before.

Climate change.  Will we change?^
(Terry Tempest Williams)

We do not have to walk the earth any longer.  It has become interrupted by pavement, by wheels, by earbuds … .

Walking, though, is more than an outmoded form of getting from A to B.  We connect with the earth and the Earth with us and she has much to teach us.

(*From Gerard Manley Hopkin’s poem: God’s Grandeur.)
(**Thomas Merton, quoted in Rebecca Solnit’s Wanderlust.)
(^From Terry Tempest Williams’ The Hour of Land.)

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