She lived in a wee,coal mining village,up the braes from Falkirk called California.Your Scottish grannie must have lived very near my Scottish grannie! indeed, a lesson for life. You have to be there for the mud to stick. Now where do you think that came out of?
I only had Scottish grannies...
Well, this is my new learning for today! Thank you. I will save it for another moment as I have to prepare a meal, but I do look forward to learning all about it. I do know that many place names in foreign parts come from the places the inhabitants set out from, but that one, California Falkirk is brand new to me,She lived in a wee,coal mining village,up the braes from Falkirk called California.
LOL!! I wonder how many of us started young like that? I too have always wandered. My poor grandparents in Germany would go for after dinner stroll and I'd tag along from the time I was tiny. And always always I would wonder what was ahead, around the next corner."The moon & sun are eternal travellers. Even the years wander on.
A lifetime adrift in a boat, or in old age leading a tired horse into the years, every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.
From the earliest times there have always been some who have perished along the road.
Still I have always been drawn by windblown clouds into dreams of a lifetime of wandering."
Matsuo Basho (1644-94) Zen Master and Abbot
... from my earliest childhood memories, first long wanderings away at three and a half, to be brought unwillingly back by police car, I have known this, dreamt this xx
LOL!! I wonder how many of us started young like that? I too have always wandered. My poor grandparents in Germany would go for after dinner stroll and I'd tag along from the time I was tiny. And always always I would wonder what was ahead, around the next corner.
Then at five my first real solo adventure. I was walking home from first grade with Betty Jean Tully (Yes I'm putting her full name here...never know might be able to track her down again!!) and took a two hour detour through the development next to ours. I needed to know and explore what was down those streets. I had to see the sights. 57 years later I can still feel the thrashing I got for it. And understand the absolute terror that must have been my mothers, when I disappeared like that. Didn't cure me though
"Never judge a person until you have walked a mile in their shoes. Then you are a mile away and you have their shoes" UnknownOnly relates to walking as it was an observation from my first Camino, I think it was Bob Dylon
"I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now"
If we are going to rewrite favourite songs, on my last Camino I found myself singing (to the tune of Simon and Garfunkel's Sounds of Silence):The song that most represented my Camino is by Tom Petty.
“Started out down a dirty road, started out all alone”
“I’m learning to fly but i ain’t got wings”
I changed the next line a bit.
“Going back (home) was the hardest thing”
I miss the Camino EVERY day.
A continuous employment history on your resume. And this is a serious reply."Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking; You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits." - Cindy Ross ... Oh, I wish I were brave enough to put this to the test! But what would I lose, also?
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.Hi All - in a 'waiting for 2019 to switch on' way I was sort of cruising Google images and found a plethora of hiking quotes - some profound, some funny .... thought I might start a thread of hiking quotes? (Couldn't find any Camino specific ones!)
Here are a couple to start
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