Saturday, 1 July 2017

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Salt Lake City / Toronto

I Will Continue

The sad news is that I'm leaving the road for a month.  One of the main reasons for this is my annual summer obligation to join a young teen-boys’ bus tour.  It will be a time for outdoor events, drama,  workshops and just being there for them.

Still, every day that I’m with these young men—and that time will come soon—I’ll continue on with walking a stretch each day, wherever I am, and give a report of what my day is like.  I’ll miss the road and I’ll miss the state of Utah, but I’ll be back.  Stay tuned with me, please.

So, to relay to you my final exchanges last night with folks on Hwy 191 in Utah for the tail-end of the day, here it is:

A woman pulls over and offers a ride,

“Can I take you down the road?”

“Actually I’m in the middle of a trek to San Francisco from New York.”

“That’s amazing.  You know I just came from Cambodia and there’s monks everywhere,” she said.

“True, but I'm a monk from the Hare Krishna tradition.”

“So, it’s alright to ask a monk about a ride?”

“No harm in asking.”

“God bless you!” she offered.

“And you!”

Right behind her car another pulled up.  It was three men.

“A ride?”

You readers know the answer.

I delivered my line, mantra cards, and kept walking until Vyenkat and Hitesh drove up from Salt Lake.  They love to walk and to talk, and so we did, until the sun was gone.

May the Source be with you!

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