Contemplating his upcoming trip to Spain
Date: Thu, 08 May 2001 15:13:24
From: Richard Lee <ReaLee@thegrid.net>
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
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 trouble?
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.
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