Spiritual Pilgrim

Photo by PIRO4D. CC0/Public Domain license.

“We’re all on a long, long journey,
sing Hallelujah.” – American spiritual (author unknown)

On a long, long journey,
even if you prepare,
all your provisions run out.
Even if you’re skilled at wayfaring,
all you know gets used up.
Though you’ve gone on many test runs,
you find yourself in totally new situations.
Your vast repertoire of responses,
has become old, useless habit.
Now what?
Helpless, you go on.
This is the test.
Where is the new
beginning?

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