We are home!

Okay, so I am typing it on Monday night and scheduling it to post on Tuesday night when we are scheduled to arrive home.

Just a final thought about what it means to be a pilgrim, and what made this journey different from others:

Once, I sat on the steps by a gate at David’s Tower,

I placed my two heavy baskets at my side.

A group of tourists was standing around their guide and I became their target marker.

“You see that man with the baskets?  Just right of his head there’s an arch from the Roman era.

Just right of his head!”

“But he’s moving, he’s moving!”

I said to myself: redemption will come only if their guide tells them,

“You see that arch from the Roman era?  It’s not important: but next to it,

Left and down a bit,

There sits a man who’s bought fruit and vegetables for his family.”

— Yehuda Amichai

I started us with that text at our opening gathering and it is that text that I read as we prepared to board the plane upon our leaving.

May we always be World Pilgrims.

Published in: on April 27, 2010 at 10:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

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