Friday, May 25, 2012

Morning Changes

Here's the change about to be experienced: I woke up at 7, leisurely, with cup of coffee brewed, dogs fed, morning news, computer on lap.

On pilgrimage? Up at 3:30 or so, moving by around 5 or 6, on the road walking until 12 or 1.  Quite the change.  Walking with no cell phone, no computer...detox!

Buen Camino!


Thursday, May 24, 2012

So the shoe (above), a Merrell shoe, is similar to the shoes that I'm going to wear on the pilgrimage to Chimayo.  Walking from Bernal, NM to Chimayo, NM.  Six days.  120 miles (or thereabouts). It should be a wonderful change of pace from what I'm currently living.

Leaving Sat.!

Buen camino!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wearing Walking Shoes in the Hot Days of Spring

I'm getting my feet ready for walking to Chimayo, NM.  I'll be taking the eastern trek this time, having taken the north and south trek path.  There are two more ways that I want to walk to Chimayo: the north and the one from Albuquerque. 

In preparation, I am walking around with my walking shoes.  I've had my shares of blisters, and hope and pray to the Holy One that this will NOT be a day after day experience of blisters.  I wear a pair of Merrell shoes these days (see below).  They work the best for my vote. I tried a lovely pair of Vasque, and they ripped my feet apart within a few hours.  Not days, hours.  Bloody blisters on the back.  Just not pretty.

Preparation: it matters.  Just like life: preparation matters.

Buen camino!  Brett

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Protest as Pilgrimage

I've been engaged in a protest pilgrimage against Amendment One in the state of North Carolina.  This amendment would make "marriage is between one man and one woman" as the only officially recognized union in the State.

I've been delivering and posting signs along the road, phone banks, handing out pamphlets; our dogs were on UNC's campus attracting young voters to vote against the Amendment, and tomorrow will be working at a polling place. 

Just like civil right protesters before me, protesting is a pilgrimage, one step at a time, one day at a time.

Buen camino!