Saturday, November 24, 2012
It is like I am on a long canyon trail. The rock walls rise up steeply along either side of the gorge, and there is precious little sun. The shadows are chilly + damp and omnipresent. I have been told by the guide that the trail leads to a beautiful place of healing, but from where I am on the trail I cannot see that. The trail is narrow + slippery and I have to pay close attention. Shoney is there too and we are both scared and stretched to our limit. Demons come and I have to concentrate on seeing through them. Walking becomes very difficult and slippery and sometimes every step is a struggle. We are cold. We long for the sun. Yet it is an adventure, and in its own way, strikingly beautiful.