October 21, 2021
Greetings, friends. It has been five weeks since I have posted a blog, which calls for some sort of explanation. Here in the States, I have been traveling from one coast to the other. In September, we were able to meet good friends in Sonoma, California, where we explored the wine country for four days and enjoyed the beauty of Northern California.
Then we headed over to Nevada to see family who—due to Covid—we were well overdue in visiting. We hiked in the foothills of the rugged Sierra Nevada mountains, savored the aroma of pinion pines, and laughed a lot together.
After being home for a week, we packed up again and flew to Boston to visit our daughter. When we helped her move a year ago, Covid was on a rampage, so we were not able to visit the city. This time, we had the opportunity to explore and also took a side trip to catch the fiery autumn colors in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. In spite of being a bit uncertain about the safety of travel, we were careful, vaccinated, and masked, and extremely grateful to be able to reunite with family and friends and to see the natural wonders of our country.
Since returning, I’ve struggled with what to post. Travel is so rich with inspiration, but this blog isn’t a travelogue; it’s a place for travelers, for pilgrims and sojourners on the way, seeking and sharing wisdom and insights and beauty and meaning, connecting with each other and with The Creator. Travel, even for enjoyment, isn’t easy. There are always slow-downs and detours and risk-taking. There is always the unexpected, and there is also the return, the settling back into whatever is routine. As in life, travel involves both receiving and letting go.
I am in the “settling back into” mode and am not at the moment sure where the Spirit is leading me or what the Spirit is guiding me to share in this space to which I have invited you. But I am here, and I am listening, and I will post again soon as we continue our exploration of and our journeys to our own true selves. We are, each one of us, an essential pilgrim on the way. I am grateful for you. Blessings to you ~ Rosemary