Sunday, March 14, 2010

Summer days are gone

Another one of my brother's excellent photographs

It's really late. I think today I'm just going to post a link to a video, the video from the trail I mentioned yesterday. I went back and watched some of the videos I posted during last year's Lent today. Although I felt like I was totally wimping out posting them at the time, now I'm really happy, because I have a link to them. This is what experience means now. What we post on the internet.

If nothing else, they are where I was last year at this time. So here's to you, thirteen-month-from-now, Melissa.

And here's quotes from the video:
"You get on the trail and whether you're with a dog or another person, all you got is a backpack on your back, you really get to to learn what's important, what's not, what's necessary, what's dead weight... you really get to know you and your personal world, nothing else, just you." --Bonzo
"It's hard not to think of it as a pilgrimage. For it to be as meaningful and as grave of an experience as it is for people, and it definitely is, it has to be more than just a hike. By the time people are done with it, they're changed." --Brice

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Melissa,
Just catching up on your recent torrent of thoughts. Watched the whole half hour of Appalachian Trail and was psyched! Sounds like you are inclining back toward the hiking life! Will Karl go with you? I recall you met on the trail, so parts must have a magical place for you. I just sent the video to two dear hiking oriented friends. We'll see what happens. Keep up the good blogging.

Capt'n Walter