It’s a good November day to think about author and poet Wendell Berry and things familiar- things to be grateful for- the miniscule, the often unnoticed. He once wrote: “The search withholds the joy from what is found” in his poem “Boone”. It seems like a great time peek around the corners of the everyday, the familiar, and utter a small or extra large helping of “thank you”, even though it may be hard in times like these. I’m in the city of Seattle as I write this, grateful for every person who opens a door for another, every smile given gratis, every face of every color and shade. Let’s keep opening the door for one another, and say “thank you” to every kindness or a glisten of light that comes our way today.
Come along! The journey begins here.
Where will it take us? To the soft familiar loam of our daily lives, to the rocky crags of the creative calculated risk, to the open fields of green-seeded possibility, or to the rich red treasure-caves of our own hearts? Where will it take us? I, too, would love to know! You are invited, cordially invited by the way, to the journey of camino divina— walking the divine way. We will be accompanied by the words of amazing writers and sages like Annie Dillard, John Muir, Wendell Berry, Flannery O’Connor, John O’Donohue, T.S. Eliot, and Rainer Maria Rilke, among others.
Each blog post on this site will be an opportunity to share with me and your new camino divina community the insights, stories, and revelations you experience on the road. Pick up a copy of the book at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, or at the many places it is sold, online or in person, and join us on the journey! I’ll be poking my head in as well and sharing my thoughts and insights. It looks to be an amazing gathering. So . . . get ready . . . here we go . . .
and here we are, at the entrance of a great adventure . . .