My hometown adventure continues to delight and amaze me.
I turned a corner, and found this slice of goofy fun.
Today's physical challenge was a very weighty backpack, my 12 pounds of rice and 5 pounds of beans ballast took some getting used to, and helped me understand the words of the pilgrims that I have studied. Having read recommended packing lists, and reading blogs and books about how going light is very important, I was not convinced that I would be able to wear the same 2 or 3 shirts or pants for weeks on end. I am VAIN, I like wearing different clothes, sometimes changing several times a day as I rotate through teaching yoga, being a professional person in the work world, and going for a stroll, that is my way. Trudging the hills with a truly weighted load on my back is helping me see the light.
I have read about pilgrims giving away almost all of the contents of their backpacks along the way, for a variety of reasons, to help out a fellow traveler, to lighten the load they are carrying, to share with locals, and ending up with half a shoe, one sock and a granola bar when their journey ends.
I may not get to that point of enlightenment, but am beginning to understand the motivation to try