Natural Date: 578
As I contemplate which direction to head upon leaving Maine (I know, the options are limited to West and Southwest, but still...) I find myself looking for routes through smaller towns rather than cities. I feel swallowed up in cities, as lovely as some of them are. And that would include Portalnd.
I’m contemplating a way to make my journey more meaningful and perhaps more structured as well. I’m not certain what that would look like, but I imagine it might involve finding a cluster of smaller towns and spending more time with the people rather than simply passing through. These are my meandering thoughts at the moment.
This is not the sort of walk across America where the goal is not necessarily to arrive from point A to point B. It’s a new lifetyle, for now, where walking allows time and space to meet the ground and the sky, and the people who dwell in between; and through the process, introduce America to Natural Law.