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empty

In The Way of a Pilgrim our anonymous wanderer carries only his bible, his Philokalia, some hard crusts of bread and some salt. The empty discarded suitcase I saw by the side of the road this morning seemed to remind me about the useless baggage I carry around. I think we all have some. It […]

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boredom

The start of today’s walk took me along a path already much travelled. I’ve already been through Droizelles four times (twice out and twice back). This time I was there so early, the dogs who usually bark at me when I have a little rest on the bench next to Saint-Déodat were still asleep! In […]

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soutien – support firm – ferme solid ground – plancher des vaches être indépendant – stand on my own two feet grounding – ancrage At the end of the day, my least favourite, uncomfortable, uneven, wobbly, uncertain, irregular, pebbles and little rocks on the path to Ferme de Maulny. So many foot sensations passing all […]

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Introducing

It’ll be some time yet I think before it will be possible or recommended to undertake a pilgrimage. Visiting a whole load of places and sleeping together in dormitories strikes me as risky right now, and I am pretty risk averse. But I’ve been thinking about this and came to the conclusion that there might […]