First leg of the travel is done
If you are following along, we are now in Toronto killing time till we board the next flight to Lima. It's a 6 hour layover and when we arrive in Lima it's another 5 hour layover to get to Cusco (You'll notice that I spell the city as Cusco and Cuzco which are both correct). I can't believe that I am actually on my way. I've read and read about Cusco for many years and studied the train journey getting from Cusco to Aguas Calientes - hoping that some day I'd be making the journey. And here I am, on my way. I am looking forward to the whole experience - whatever it is.
I think I slept about 10 minutes last night and just about the time my alarm was ready to go off at 5:15am, I had a dream that I was telling to my friend Bonny that I have to catch my plane to Lima but when I tried running to catch it, I could only run in slow motion. If you are into dream interpretation, you can decipher that.
I walked with my pedometer and decided that each day I will do a minimum of 10,000 steps. So far, I've only done 3,000 so I'll have to get going to do another 7,000 till I board the plane because after that, it's sitting for 8 hours. Maybe I'll be able to catch a few zzzz's by the time we get to Lima.
I was in a book store about an hour ago and found a book that I've been meaning to read for a few years already but either didn't have the time or didn't remember to borrow it from the library. Well as things happen, I was wandering through the bookstore intending to browse but not buy a book and there it was - the book I wanted to read. It's called The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. I feel that it's a kind of serendipitous message. I was talking about the book a few days ago on my cemetery walk with Roberta, telling her that I should remember to borrow it. Well there it was staring at me as if calling my name. I had the same experience almost 2 decades ago at the Toronto airport when we were going to Egypt. I found the book - The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran - and it became my "go to" inspirational book from that time. I read the author's Introduction to this book and I have a feeling that this is going to be a life changer for me too but I don't know yet in what way.
Off to do some walking and and later some reading. Stay tuned and don't forget to leave a comment. Arlene, you finally got it to work!