Friday, March 18, 2011

Time to go!

Way too many emotions right now to express any of them.  I'm leaving tomorrow morning for Amicalola Falls State Park to start off on the Approach Trail of the Appalachian Trail.  A little while ago I read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig.  I set out with this quote in mind; not just to accomplish the goal but to experience the journey.
Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire.  The reality of your own nature should determine the speed.  If you become restless, speed up.  If you become winded, slow down.  You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion.  Then, when you're no longer thinking ahead, each footstep isn't just a means to an end but a unique event in itself....  To live only for some future goal is shallow.  It's the sides of the mountain which sustain life, not the top.  Here's where things grow.
I'll update as much as I can.  I love you all and I can't thank you enough for all of the support!  To Katahdin!  Hereee I GOOOO!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hope Day 1 was excellent. Looking forward to reading all about it.