A Journey Begins

I am embarking on a journey, one that has been many years in the making. No, this process is actually a ceremony, for the pre-ceremonial induction has already begun. In the last month I’ve had a cold, food poisoning, 3 flat tires, a twisted knee, and dropped something heavy on my foot. I’m meant to slow down. Not exactly a “Beware!” but a “Be aware,” caution, it appears to me. Yet as I write this the birds welcomed me–a sparrow on our water spigot and the sound of the doves that were long ago introduced to Maui, as well as …

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