Let's go to Scotland!
With the seminar completed, the wisdom needing the next 12 months to really soak in, and relationships needing more watering before any job could happen…I’m now clear to consider anything under the sun as what to do next!
There’s a book from Paulo Coelho called “The Pilgrimage”. It is a tale of a man on a profound sacred journey, hiking with no knowing of when he will arrive at his destination. There are three “Caminos” to walk. The one i’m considering is to go from Canterbury Cathedral in London to Rome…on foot. That’s 2,058 km or 1278 miles. It takes about 90 days to walk. The thing is I must leave within the next 10 days so that I’m able to cross the Swiss Alps without being buried by snow!
Decisions Decisions! How does one choose between options?
(Let’s make a post on that)
Let’s allow this idea to simmer and do some camping in Scotland as a sort of trial run.
I have a friend who lives in Scotland, And as chance would have it, he just graduated the music program of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has only one week before leaving town…
So he is: Free to explore with me—Amazing at playing piano—And has a warm place to stay!
+1 for Synchronicity!
So the energizer bunny made a deal with the United Kingdom… and rain. One needs to prepare. Here’s what a poncho looks like on a guy with a backpack and a ukulele…kinda like a 14 month pregnant Quazimodo.
What does a person visit when they visit a new country with tons of history, rich social culture, and a love for the arts?
Capoeira classes, castles, cemeteries, street performances, mountains, lochs, and of course a pub.
Oh and as you travel and want to document it…you should probably learn photo and videography right? Ha!
Such Welcoming Energy!
Everyone I met was as cheery as Christmas elves. They even have a Christmas store open all year long on their mile long ancient district street!
I made friends with British and Russian couple on a hike, we even made our own backwoods trail off the mountain together! Then two Chinese students having a beer and practicing photography chatted me up a bit. Then a beautiful Scottish blonde woman named Rhiannon has a dance and drink with me at the pub.
I noticed a shift in myself, growing up, adulting, where I didn’t feel that spark of attraction, more of a…carnal I just want sex so i’ll settle, and so I told her that, ha she was surprised, then grateful. So I sauntered off into the night with me ukulele and I wished her a fabulous life.
The capoeira community is an international tribe. Walking into any school around the world and speaking a little Portuguese goes such a long way along with having some quality body awareness! I look forward to discovering school houses along my journey!