Day 61 – October 16th: Flagstaff, AZ to Williams, AZ- 91 km

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A strangely pleasant day. I wasn’t expecting Flagstaff to be this luxuriously green, on the other hand I didn’t really know what to expect as the name only brought up references to Shakespeare plays I hadn’t read. I am treated to yet another amazing Warmshower experience, Andy and Sara are as generously open-minded as the other people I have met on this website.
And to top it all off, I catch sight of my first sign with Los Angeles on it.

Song of the day : I got my mind set on you – George Harrison

2 thoughts on “Day 61 – October 16th: Flagstaff, AZ to Williams, AZ- 91 km

  1. Combe Michel

    On voit que tu ne connais pas les romans de Tony Hillerman, des enquêtes policières lentes et amicales dans le pays navajo menées par la police tribale : on va où on mentionne obligatoirement Flagstaff, ou Four Corners, Shiprock, Tuba City, Gallup… Un pays où on s’adresse à ceux dont l’avenir est encore incertain avec ces mots : “May you walk in beauty.” Pour ma part je trouve beaux les paysages que le romancier décrit, généralement ultra-secs.
    Pour clore cet intermède navajo, la prière finale de la cérémonie chantée “The Blessing way”, qui fonctionne particulièrement pour les humains nomades :

    In beauty I walk
    With beauty before me I walk
    With beauty behind me I walk
    With beauty above me I walk
    With beauty around me I walk
    It has become beauty again

    Today I will walk out, today everything negative will leave me
    I will be as I was before, I will have a cool breeze over my body.
    I will have a light body, I will be happy forever, nothing will hinder me.
    I walk with beauty before me. I walk with beauty behind me.
    I walk with beauty below me. I walk with beauty above me.
    I walk with beauty around me. My words will be beautiful.
    In beauty all day long may I walk.
    Through the returning seasons, may I walk.
    On the trail marked with pollen may I walk.
    With dew about my feet, may I walk.
    With beauty before me may I walk.
    With beauty behind me may I walk.
    With beauty below me may I walk.
    With beauty above me may I walk.
    With beauty all around me may I walk.
    In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk.
    In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, living again, may I walk.
    My words will be beautiful…

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    • phileasmfm2015 Post author

      Merci pour ce poème que je découvre que maintenant, et qui décrit si bien ce que j’espère de cette année 2016 pour moi et les autres. May our lives be beautiful…

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