Walking takes on significance— as a journey to health, a method of transporting oneself from place to place, a time for reflection, an active meditation.
My friend, Tiff, the beautiful, otherworldly matriarch of La Familia whom we visited Friday night, (Blood Donation, KFC, and our favorite Familia) is celebrating her 25th Wedding Anniversary this summer.
Life threw a variety of curve balls their way, so the pilgrimage to Spain they had planned has now been reduced to a spiritual Facebook group who discuss their walks and their reflections.
I invited the teenager, my friend Gayle and my new friend from Georgia to join in the discussions and activities.
Today the teen wanted to explore Emmaus, and Gayle needed to walk as part of the virtual fundraiser for the Koman Foundation.
Because of the heat, the teen opted to walk in the woods— so we went to Alpine Street Park and took the Alpine Street Trail and walked about 6,000 steps and the equivalent of 15 flights of stairs.
The teenager gathered rocks from the creek. I think rocks are an important part of her spirituality and help ground her.
Gayle’s post on our walk: More Than Pink Hike
After the walk, the teen and I returned to Into the Myst in Downtown Bethlehem where she purchased her amulet.
I think the amethyst with calm her and the sterling silver moon and pentacle will protect her.
Living with a teenager can be exhausting, but seeing her now interpret the world in her own view is amazing.