Well I didn’t sleep well again last night. It seems like each time I set out on a major turning point in the journey, I don’t sleep well. When I left Daniel’s I thought it was nerves. Last night it was energy running through my body that kept me from sleeping well. I went to bed at 1:30am exhausted, barely able to keep my eyes open, with the only thought in my mind being that of a peaceful sleep. Sadly it was not to be the case. The minute I began to relax, the new flow of energy started to run through my veins like a spreading tide sweeping me along with it. It is now 8:30am and I have been lying in bed for close to an hour trying not to acknowledge that I am awake yet, hoping for that brief respite of one more dream or doze that will stave off the tiredness of the day ahead, but to no avail.
I have to pull everything out of the truck today and start packing it up for the trip to Brushwood. No small task, but one I’m getting used to on this journey. I’m getting a bit of a late start (I had planned to pack up yesterday and leave early this morning) because we ended up going into Olean, NY yesterday to pick up supplies. It seems that Coudersport is so small that the closest Walmart is 45 minutes away, along with the closest mall, Staples, and decent supermarket. To top it all off, I finally got a signal on my phone while we were there, but the battery died before I could retrieve my voice mail. So if you’re one of the two messages that have been sitting on the phone for up to a week while I haven’t had any service, I’ll call you later today when I get back in range. It seems the Verizon guy on the commercials who takes a step and says “can you hear me now?” has never been anywhere near Coudersport, PA.
I spent a bunch of time yesterday making some compilation CD’s to keep me company in the car. It’s amazing how fast you can get sick of almost 100 CD’s worth of music when they’re all you have to listen to for hours on end. But no more, I have new music! Woo hoo! I am especially looking forward to listening to the CD I made of songs with Lullaby in the the title. Based on the brief preview I did of each one, I wouldn’t put a baby to sleep with most of them, but it’s a cool disc.
I got my notebook back from Chuck with the info about what I want in it, but I’m going to wait until I get to my Mom’s to put it into the journal here because I really want to get started today. There’s a lot going on at Heartsong and I don’t want to miss it all. I’ll be out of touch via email for the next few days, so if you want to reach me and you have the number, call me. If you want the number, then email me and I’ll mail you with it after I get to Mom’s.
* This is part of an ongoing series of posts detailing what happened on a spiritual pilgrimage that I took in 2002. To start from the beginning, go to July 2, 2013. To see the entire walkabout journey as it gets published, click on the category “You Want Me To Do WHAT?!!?” to see all of the posts.