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walk on.

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dear friends, j and b, walk in michigan

getting ready for the big walk.

they leave tomorrow –

i wish them both the best of luck on their journey

 and look forward to their tales from along the way

knowing they will return somehow changed forever.

the portuguese way/caminho português

The Portuguese Way (Spanish: Camino Portugués, Portuguese: Caminho Português) is the name of the Way of St. James pilgrimage routes starting in Portugal. It begins at Porto or Lisbon. From Porto, pilgrims travel north before entering Spain and passing through Padron on the way to Santiago de Compostela.

The Portuguese way is 227 km long starting in Porto. The way from Porto was historically used by the local populations and by those who arrived in the local ports.

In the contemporary period, most pilgrims are foreigners, and of the total number reaching Galicia between January and October  2017, only 4.27% were Portuguese. Roughly 30,000 pilgrims per year walk this path.

Arrival of queen Elizabeth of Portugal to Santiago de Compostela, after finishing the Portuguese Way around 1325, after the death of her husband, Denis of Portugal.

 

“a path is a prior interpretation

of the best way to traverse a landscape.” 

 -rebecca solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

 

credits: wikipedia

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centered.

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walking by the river

 

peace does not mean to be in a place

with no chaos, trouble, or hard realities to deal with.

peace means to be in the midst of all those things

and still remain mentally, emotionally, and physically centered.

-a. chernoff

 

huron river, ann arbor, michigan, usa – may 2018

magnificent.

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here’s to the ones who

march, walk, talk, stand up, and take action

on behalf of what they believe in

today and every day

even when it’s inconvenient .

“a cause may be inconvenient, but it’s magnificent.

it’s like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it.”

-a. bennett

 

 

 

 

image credit: google images

frozen.

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what an incredible way to say goodbye to a year

walking across a frozen lake with special friends

while wrapped up for sub-zero temps

with twinkling snowflakes swirling down in silence

under the watchful eye of a beautiful moon

and waking up to see it all in a new light in the morning

as we welcome in the new year

“i always loved the idea that a photograph was a memory frozen in time.”

-ed gass-donnelly