A Road Less Traveled
- I have been back from North Africa a few days now. Long enough to
almost believe that my experiences there were so fantastic that they
couldn't even have taken place.
Of course the run, no matter where it takes place, is like that. There
is such an all embracing atmosphere that permeates the world of those
who become involved, that is heart nurturing and life fulfilling.
I am not linking all my stories over the month that I was there, just
ones that I hope capture the flavor and particular spice that makes up
the North Africa experience.
- Utpal, I must make a slight correction to your report: Although the
Australian leg of the World Harmony Run was launched at Uluru two
weeks ago, the actual running won't start until 27 April, in Brisbane.
But yes, we certainly will be circling the continent. If only you and
your deft documentary-making skills were there to accompany us!
You have certainly set a high bar with your Moroccan Harmony Run
report, that we can only hope to endeavour to match. The writing is
excellent, informative as well as introspective. The photos are both
numerous and stunning. One of our big challenges will be finding an
internet connection out there in the Outback each night to make our
reports... but we will try!
- Utpal, if I could nominate you for the Pulitzer Prize, I would: Im
just going to have to settle for giving you a thumbs up on stumbleupon :)
Actually, that thought prompted me to search for online web writing
competitions, wondering if some nascent internet equivalent of the
Pulitzers was developing somewhere unbeknownst to me. I didn't find
anything though. It would be nice if there were some hefty competition
somewhere to reward uplifting writing. Perhaps the top three would get
bananas just like our 2 mile Self Transcendence races in New York. (I
can really see that one pulling the crowds in)
- I have never seen a banana that I wouldn't mind getting to know, but
on second thought, getting down wind of one of your Irish jokes would
more than suffice.