February 25, 2004

Walking for Peace 2004

The walk starts tomorrow, but for me it's already started. I walked a couple of miles to the commuter rail station with 3 weeks of belongings on my back, then took the commuter rail to Boston and the bus to Amherst. I'm waiting in the local Burrito Joint for Brother Toby to come from the Peace Pagoda and pick me up. I'll stay at the Pagoda tonight, then go together to Pittsfield tomorrow morning for the official start of the walk.

I spent some time (while my battery lasted, at least) on the road putting together the About the Walk page for this blog, so now I'm ready for the walk to begin. I hope to be updating this blog regularly during the next 3 weeks, so check back every day or so for an update. It remains to be seen how well I'll be able to connect to the net in order to send updates, but I'll do my best.

I have fond memories of last year's walk - the wonderful sense of trust in whatever happened, memories of meeting a wide variety of people, the feeling that there wasn't anywhere else I wanted to be. That doesn't happen often enough for me. It'll be interesting to see how the walk unfolds this year. Usually when I do something with expectations about how it will turn out, I inevitably get disappointed. So far I have complete trust that this is what I want to be doing, but I'll see if that feeling lasts.

Posted by Craig at February 25, 2004 05:46 PM | TrackBack