Take This Poem on Your Next Trip
May 11, 2021 at 9:00 am #3712171Ben KilbourneBPL Member
Companion forum thread to: Take This Poem on Your Next Trip
The words you carry with you are just as important as your gear.May 11, 2021 at 12:59 pm #3712184Andrew MarshallModerator
@andrewsmarshallLocale: Tahoe basin by way of the southern Appalachians
I’m probably biased cause I can’t write anything about backpacking without quoting HDT or talking about Buddhism (RJ makes me take all those bits out of my gear reviews), but I really love this piece, Ben. Thanks for sharing it with us.May 12, 2021 at 8:09 pm #3712347JeffBPL Member
Thanks, Ben. I enjoyed this a lot, and I like it more as I think about it more.
BPL – please keep publishing pieces like this!May 16, 2021 at 7:59 am #3712738Elph MorganBPL Member
@elphLocale: Great Lakes
Ben, I really love the cadence and the contemplative aspects of this piece. Thank you so much for sharing, and Ryan for publishing – more like this wouldn’t hurt.May 19, 2021 at 2:27 am #3713374Stephan SBPL Member
No matter where you go, there you are. A paraphrase of Jon Kabat-Zinn, which I think is a brilliant way of acknowledging the fact that you are always going to be with you. So do your best to like what you see in the mirror. Ben, thanks, great post.
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