Elm Creek, Nebraska
Sharing A Good Thing
The fellow who pulled over with his bicycle was curious and wanted to know what I was all about. He introduced himself by name and then said he was a Sioux.
“You’re the first Native person I've met since starting from New York,” I said, happy about meeting him.
“Well, you're the first Monk I ever saw in my life,” he responded.
It was on this day, the same morning I was interviewed at Radio Station KGFW by Kyle. The talk went on for a good thirteen minutes. I took a break after pushing through a cold wind. Turkey vultures and I had shared the road, as well as rabbits, deer and possums.
The interview went extremely well and captured the attention of motorists—if not folks at home or in the workplace—through the radio waves. It caught Doug’s ears. He was on his way home from work and decided to walk a stretch with me, since part of the interview addressed the fictitious character of “Forrest Gump” who had people trek/run with him across the U.S.
Doug, though, is more keen on the spiritual side of things, has read the Bhagavad-Gita, and has emailed me that he is enthused to go at it again. I also had a group of three high school grads walk with me for a short length of Hwy 30, the Old Lincoln Road, established in 1913. To spread the good word of pilgrimage, Michael interviewed me in Elm Creek for the “Beacon Publisher” paper. It's about sharing a good thing.
What I should not fail to mention was my jaw-dropping reaction to a train load of army tanks and jeeps heading west. Just what is to come down the pipeline? is my question.
May the Source be with you!