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In the Shadow of Light

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“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I will meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about
language, ideas, even the phrase ‘each other’
doesn’t make any sense.”
~ Rumi

We all have a light in us. It shines in different ways. If you look close, you’ll see it in someone’s eyes or in their smile. It expresses itself as a helping hand, a compassionate hug or kind words.

The light the two of us carry wherever we go often comes in the form of silent awe, wholehearted appreciation and humble respect.

We move through countries discreetly, shying away from unwanted attention and blending into the background. We joke about our unassuming entrances through back doors where “the mortals” walk, where everyday, normal people like us shuffle through their day getting to work, going home or heading to the market. We like when we’re out in the world and people can’t figure out where we’re from. Going unnoticed is our travel ideal. We like not showing up on the radar screen. We enjoy being just Lluís and Jenn.

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14,000 Kilometers, 14,000 Questions

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Whenever we look at our Bangkok-to-Barcelona map, we inevitably scratch our heads, turning over all the things that have to happen to make this walk possible.

Lluís has started saying, “14,000 kilometers, 14,000 questions. We have as many questions as we have kilometers in front of us.” He is referring to the estimated distance we intend to cover by foot, and the dizzying number of “how, what, when, where, which and why” questions we’re piecing together. Continue reading 14,000 Kilometers, 14,000 Questions

14.000 Quilòmetres, 14.000 Interrogants

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Cada vegada que mirem el mapa amb el nostre recorregut planejat, ideat o si més no, desitjat entre Bangkok i Barcelona, inevitablement ens gratem el cap, se’n encongeix l’estómac i ens preguntem sobre totes les coses que han de succeir per fer aquesta caminada possible.

Lluís fa temps ja va dir, “14.000 quilòmetres (més o menys), 14.000 interrogants. Tenim tantes preguntes com quilòmetres pel davant.” Ens referim, és clar, al nombre estimat de quilòmetres de distància i a les milers de preguntes que ens sorgeixen quan comencem a desglossar detalladament el “com, què, quan, on, quin i/o per què.”

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Les Nostres Intencions

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Quan compartim amb persones el nostre viatge, el nostre projecte, normalment la primera resposta és “Wow!” o ‘És fantàstic!” o “Esteu bojos!” També ens hem trobat amb algunes cares que s’han quedat completament en blanc o petrificades sense digerir la informació que acaben de rebre, algunes persones s’han quedat amb la boca totalment oberta i fins i tot alguns pocs han encongit un xic les espatlles i impassibles han respost “I què? La gent ja fa això.”

A partir del primer moment, unes quantes preguntes acostumen a saltar a la conversa. Per què voleu caminar un trajecte com aquest? Per què des de Bangkok a Barcelona? I, en acabar escriureu un llibre, oi?

Això és el que els diem sobre la nostra pròxima aventura.

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Setting Intentions

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When we tell people about our 2016 walk, generally the first response is “Wow!” or “That’s awesome!” or “You’re crazy.” We’ve gotten a few blank stares, some dropped jaws and even a couple of unimpressed shoulder shrugs, implying “So what? People do this all the time.”

From there, questions come in quick order. Why do we want walk a trip like this? Why Bangkok to Barcelona? And, you’re going to write a book about this, right?

Let’s set a course for this journey.

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