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“The mountains are calling, and I must go.” -John Muir
September 14, 2016, Sacred Mysteries Bookstore, Livingston, MT
I’m sitting in a small room in an old building with a high ceiling, surrounded by books and pictures of deities, saints and mystics from all the traditions. The creaky, sienna-colored, peeling paint wood floor I slept on was hard, even with my new sleeping bag and pad. So I’m sore and groggy — trying to wake up without Folgers in my cup. There’s some traffic noise from the street and the hum of the mini-fridge and something else I can’t identify. I notice a large black, green and red sheet with cuneiform writing and the Hindu elephant god, Ganesh: the remover of obstacles. Last night when I arrived, the spiritual class being held recited a prayer to Archangel Michael titled “Traveling Protection.” Apparently, I’ve come to the right place.
How I Got Here
“The trick is to tick things off your bucket list without kicking said bucket.” -A Dude Abikes