his upcoming trip to Spain
08 May 2001 15:13:24
From: Richard Lee
Subject: Hi, Daralee
Thanks for your letter and the
Ryokan poem. I think I just have
to say he is my favorite poet
most of the time. He is right
there where you can meet him.
I forgot to tell you that Savya
is not going with me. It is much
too strenuous a pilgrimmage. And
she isn't really called to walk
the camino [de Santiago].
I have packed and unpacked and
repacked and unstuffed and
overstuffed. It is a learning
experience about what we carry
around with us, isn't it? Buddha
urged his followers to be
pilgrims. They must have carried
packs. Did they have this
I think I am doing okay. If I
could shave some years off my
back, I think I might even be
slightly ahead of the game.
Unfortunately, it is easier to
add more weight to my backpack
than it is to remove age. I keep
looking for the lightest packs
and clothes and tooth brushes.
But finally I have to stop.
Because I will be on the road in
a week or so.
I leave Monday. I may e-mail you
from Spain, some cybercafe or
other. But then who knows? I may
never find one. And if I do I may
have trouble with their systems.
Oh, well, wish me luck, Daralee.