Joseph Campbell … noticed that in legends from around the world, some kind of mentor arrives shortly after a hero has accepted a call to adventure.*
those who produced and traded colours were known as colourmen, and procured rare pigments from across the globe**
Kassia St Clair
The problem is not finding a guide: there are many guides.
The problem is overcoming our resistance and walking with those who make themselves available.
Martha Beck’s description of a guide is somewhat mystical. Their appearance in our lives in the form of a book, song, piece of art or person may indeed be so. I prefer, though, a simpler description: a guide is someone who has been this way and is willing to walk with us.
I included the quote about colourpeople because I enjoyed the adjacent thought that the colour in a person’s life is exactly what a guide is searching for.