Today was a beautiful day to trust, a beautiful day to start my 100 miles — again.
I made a Walking playlist for my iPod. The first song , quite appropriately, is Willie Nelson’s On the Road Again. There I was, sunning beating on my face, a breeze blowing through my hair, walking down the street, grinning from ear to ear, realizing how happy I was to be back on the road walking again.
Patsy Cline’s Walking After Midnight came next. Velvety voice crooning me down the block.
“Are ya ready boots? Well, start walkin’.” I started feeling fatigued, but These Boots Were Made For Walking had the best beat of all. I felt like I was gliding down the sidewalk.
“I want to give love, I want to share, I want to show you just how much I care.” Seeing that in print looks a little schmaltzy, but when Toni Childs belts it out in I Want to Walk With You, it feels anything but. It was about this time that I was dedicating my walk to all the people in developing countries who cannot walk.
“In this world we’ve a soul for a compass and a heart for a pair of wings….. why walk when you can fly?” Yea, well, I would have loved to been flying right about then. I was at the end of my mile and feeling it. But the music transcended me beyond my physical discomfort reminding me that what I am doing, my 100 mile walk, is about following my soul’s compass and doing what I need to do for those who can’t do it for themselves.
How can you walk with me? I have a Donate Here button on the left. If you’re so inclined, no amount is too small. And I also need help spreading the word. If you’re comfortable sharing this blog, my story with other people, that will help immensely.
One down….. Ninety Nine to go.