Esa had his cremation today in Philadelphia. Memorial events will take place in both Philly and Port Royal, more specifically Gita Nagari, a rural community in Pennsylvania.
Thats a state I really enjoyed walking through. Lots of farms, lots of hills. The Appalachians. The Amish. It was in 2015 in the autumn, so the colors were just stunning. Temperatures were just perfect — a bit on the cool side in the morning but that is ideal for walking. New England was pretty too.
In reflecting on the rest of the trek across the U.S. I recall the joy of walking along Lake Michigan. Nebraska was forever. Lake Erie was also special. We started swimming there in late May. Utah was memorable; the friendliest state. The rock formations are unforgettable. Nevada was dry. California orchards, I took advantage of. It was a great trek.
I do pray that socially and politically things improve in America. It is the mercy of God that a reasonable person, Biden, has now been inaugurated as President. The country has been very divided and now there’s a chance to bring about cohesion.
Political opinions are very strong amongst people. There are both strong supporters for both Biden and Trump in America and Canada. Such is the nature of the beast. You’ll never get everyone to agree on all issues. There is general agreement. We all like to sleep, eat, mate and quarrel.
To end the day, I bid farewell to all opinions for the next 24 hours and greet and welcome new opinions that evolve of a natural course. I took an evening stroll again and sat down at one point thinking things are somewhat settled in the White House, however, conflict will always be there.