24 to go. Or that’s what I’ve been thinking lately, anyway. I was wearing Peace Pilgrim’s tunic for quite a while, and it does say, very clearly, “25,000 miles on foot for peace.”
I’m not sure how I will complete those 24,000 miles. They may be metaphorical miles or literal miles. I doubt I’ll ever be a peace pilgrim again, but you never know.
While I was walking, I had so many people express a desire to get our military out of Iraq. I had several members of our military thank me for what I was doing, including one who had just returned from Iraq. I think about what they’ve sacrificed, and I know that it would be unconscionable and beyond selfish for me to stop working for peace now.
I’m going to spend some time thinking about how to best continue the spirit of my walk. Maybe you’ll hear from me again publicly someday, maybe not. But, in the words of Peace Pilgrim, I will keep at it, “until mankind has learned the way of peace.”