Thursday, June 18, 2015
On Radio, Newfoundland
I had an interview with Colleen from Memorial University on their radio station. It was a promo for my coming to give talks in Newfoundland tomorrow. I understand that Colleen is a well-liked broadcaster and is good at songwriting and at singing.
Her questions and my answers regarding “Tales from Tails” were pre-recorded and involved everything about pilgrimage and included the events I’ll be conducting while in Newfoundland. I’ll paraphrase and shortcut for brevity’s sake.
Colleen: What makes a walk become a pilgrimage?
Me: When one walks for an intended transformation it is then a pilgrimage.
Colleen: What is the value of a pilgrimage?
Me: It is down-time, time to reflect, to be introspective, to plan for the future, reminisce on some past experiences and to be very much in the moment.
Colleen: In this age of technology you feel there’s a need?
Me: Absolutely! We are dealing with weapons of mass distraction. Let us re-explore the power of the human body, which is a temple for the atma, the soul. I’ve never liked cars and the damage they’ve done to the world. The human body can do so much.
Colleen: You mentioned in your blog about challenges with the knees.
Me: I’m 62, going on 63. Naturally there is some wear-down. I’ve settled for doing 35 km a day whereas my past average doing the marathons was 42 km a day.
Colleen: You’re going to be speaking? And walking?
Me: Yes! Gander is on for Saturday at a yoga studio; Sunday, a talk at the
Hindu temple then ‘Tales from Trails” at the Education Building Room 2018A Monday evening. Tuesday we’ll conduct a walk around Quidi Vidi Lake. All are welcome.
May the Source be with you!