The philosopher blogger at Summit Stones collects special stones while out on the trail. Paints them. And then returns them to the wilderness accompanied by a tiny booklet of poems & prose inspired by the outdoors.
… Sometimes another hiker passes by and collects the souvenir.
DSD links to a number of sites promoting good causes. I’d like to pass that list on to you, too.
"Giving Back & Passing Forward"
We’ve added a category of walks called “spiritual”. This is a perfect example.
For example, one adventure recommended by Aasmund Midttun Godal, the Shikoku Pilgrimage.
… Neon Pilgrim (2009) is a rollercoaster account of an Australian woman’s 1200km trek around the island of Shikoku, the famed 88 Temple Pilgrimage performed in honour of the ninth-century monk who brought Buddhism to Japan. Depressed, unemployed and overweight, 28-year-old Lisa Dempster undertook the epic walk to cure her body and mind ….
I checked out a review by Andy Hayes. His summary:
… this book has a terrible cover and an even worse title.
But it was probably the best ‘travelogue’ I’ve read all year. …
I’ve added Neon Pilgrim to my books-to-read list.