Friday, 11 August 2017

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Confusion Range, Utah

About Today

It’s odd walking in a zone with no “home on the range.”  This is Day Four where we found no houses or buildings after Hinckley.  We are practically on another planet.  But I would say the shanti element, the peaceful side, compensates for the ghostliness of it all.  In truth, I see sublime beauty in the atmosphere.

I cannot say how thankful I am to the One who has sent me just a great group of fellows (devotees) to back me up in service to my guru, Srila Prabhupada.  Hayagriva, Marshall, Curtis and I are a Fab Four, I would say.  We complement each other in participation and spirit.  We are in a determined frame of mind to complete the task of walking the U.S. before I venture off on the next adventure, whenever and wherever that will be.

In practically a single stroke, we conquered twenty miles today.  I left at 3:30 a.m., the rest of the group slept in, out of necessity.  I couldn’t get a hold of them by phone—phones were turned off.  A mistake, of course.  Still, we are a team.

After the twenty was done, we headed for—as every other day this week—the Reservoir, to do our outdoor cooking of a batch of kichari and to go for that swim in the water where the mud below squeezes through the toes like butter.

Much love was demonstrated by a fellow who works at the pizza place across from our Budget Inn room.  Ron asked for my card which has the maha mantra on the reverse side.  He approached people for donations and within an hour returned with just under forty dollars toward our cause.  Thanks so much Ron.  Your heart is humongous.

May the Source be with you!

20 mi

No comments: