Susan Legg er ingen nykommer på pilegrimsveiene. I løpet av det siste tiåret har hun gått flere av de kjente pilegrimsveiene i Europa, og 18. august la hun ut på en av de aller lengste. I går kom hun til Lier, og i dag er hun underveis mot Vestfold. Derfra fortsetter hun over til Jylland og videre mot Hamburg. Hele strekningen er på 4000 km. Nå har hun lagt bak seg de første 700. Hun vet ikke hvor lang tid hun kommer til å bruke på hele vandringen. ”Det er ikke så viktig”, sier hun.
Susan er musikklærer av profesjon, og gledet pilegrimsvertene Kari-Anne og Torgrim Halten med å spille Bach på familiens piano i går.
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Vi gjengir her Susans egen betraktning fra dag 10:
Day 10: Hjerkinn Railway Station
|Hi there everyone. All's well in this peregrina-pilegrim's world. I am happy and content. Until today I have felt staggeringly tired and much in need of quietness and solitude. For the moment I have fled the world and am searching the inner paths, those deep places of calming darkness, the places where my spirit finds hiding and a resting space. |
For the past little while I have not had the energy or the desire to communicate. But today I feel differently, today I feel curious and ready to engage again. Many funny things have happened along my way and I frequently find myself asking Why, Why to everything. But most of all I am asking, When did this particular pilgrimage begin? When I can answer this I'll fill you in. For now, here's some news from along my way:
It is Day 10 of my great adventure and I have just discovered the wonders of refugiums a la Norwegian Railways. What fantastic facilities -heated waiting rooms, endless hot water and sometimes a padded bench to slee on.
Now that the temperature has dropped to zero degrees at night I have decided on the following priorities for accommodation:
1st choice: railway stations, 2nd choice: barns, lofts or any kind of sheltering over my head (natural, derelict or otherwise); 3rd choice my tent; 4th choice: houses (very expensive).
I am having a great adventure, enjoying solitude, and in awe of the natural beauty of the fjells I am crossing. The tundra, the flora, and vast emptiness of this isolated place appeals very much to my mood. I crave the quiet and solace of open spaces.
ps. I get lost nearly every day. Following a route backwards creates interesting problems but it's fun solving them, even if it adds hours and many extra kilometers to my day. Sometimes the detour is more beautiful than the official way.
They that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not faint, they shall walk and not be weary. Isaiah