Sunday, 4 June 2017

Friday June 2, 2017

Potter, Nebraska

A Day of Gold

There was a lot of excitement in the air. The Walking Monk made it to the front page of the Sidney Telegraph with writer, Brandon L. Summers. Excellent article! Thank you! 

Motorists became aware, if they picked up the news before going to work. They reciprocated with a honk or a wave. After ten miles of trekking on the historic Lincoln Highway(#30), I was whisked away by the main driver of our team, Marshall, for an hour and a half presentation with students of the North Elementary Summer Camp in Sidney.

Colleen, the principal of the summer camp program, was happy to have me speak about my walking  adventures, teach a little yoga, do some voice exercises, and get everyone to sing and dance to some ancient mantras (maha or great mantras). The age groups were kindergarten to grade six. They were a bunch of darlings (and not rascals). Participation was excellent, like the article in the paper. But, for sure, these young folks hadn’t read the paper this morning. They have another life. I did receive dozens of appreciation cards. It shouldn't be surprising that seldom does a monk come to town.
I hit the road again, on the fabulous Lincoln Highway, where in the mid-1800s, at least a half-a-million immigrants trekked here on the search for gold. Yes, the Gold Rush was on.
My gold for today was the news report, the students, and finally, two devout Krishna followers from the Denver community. The balance of the walk took Nidra, Jai Gauranga and myself to the town of Potter. What great companions they were!

May the Source be with you!

20 miles

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