"I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it's very difficult to find anyone."
"I should think so — in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!" - the Hobbit
Today I begin a journey that will take me half way around the world. An adventure.
I've come to believe that any education worth the time we would invest is an adventure. Very soon I'll be walking where the Pharaohs walked and I'll know what a pyramid feels like. Days from now I will be able to describe the breeze that blows on Mt. Sinai and the rain that still falls on the "just and the unjust" in the Middle East.
Growing up, I regularly visited the restored home of Abraham Lincoln. School field trips, visiting relatives, scouts - more than a few times I walked through the house, touched the walls and imagined time bending to connect my moment with a moment the great man himself walked down those stairs or along that hall. Very soon I'll be walking down a dusty street in Jerusalem, along a sea shore in Galilee and imagining time bend once more. I will walk the way of the Cross. I will walk in the dust of my Rabbi.
I'm getting educated, one step at a time.