Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Travel Suggestions

Travel Suggestions

“Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.”

So wrote Kurt Vonnegut, whose books are certainly full of the peculiar, travel, dancing and God.

These medieval travelers are pilgrims on their way to the Holy Land.  Surely a peculiar travel suggestion from God; leave home for the dangers and drama of sailing to Jerusalem.  Dancing?  Only the waves are dancing at this point, but maybe the pilgrims danced with joy when they walked where Jesus walked.

On Labor Day weekend I always look back at my summer travels.  Highlights were:
- the new Whitney Art Museum in NYC and the High Line,
- listening to gospel flute and eating Cajun fish in a lush Savannah square,
- and my personal pilgrimage journey: a visit to Dr. Bob’s house in Akron, birthplace of AA.  

(I wrote about that visit in my other weekly column:

Nothing peculiar about that travel suggestion, just your basic visit to a holy shrine, with a little dance of gratitude on the side.

Where did God suggest you travel this summer?  Do any dancing?

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