Tiberias and more importantly the Sea of Galilee is ideal and tranquil. No wonder Jesus chose this area as his stomping grounds. I would too! The soft air, the gauzy haze of the other side of the lake horizon. As I walked lakeside in the encroaching twilight I felt a bit like one of the disciples, with my satchel on my back, walking onward to the night’s meal and prayer.
I finally feel back on my pilgrimage. Away from the swankiness of a Tel Aviv Ultra Hotel and dubious shops. And also in a way even away from the hostel. The ever increasing youngness and lack of spirituality was causing me to be crinkled out of my focus. Also tonight it is nice to be back staying in a pilgrim house. To once again be in a place of quiet purpose and contemplation. A place where fellow pilgrims have come in search of God and a way of trust.
I am 41 years old. I am currently living in New York and enjoying my life as a semi-retired teacher. Although I spend a most of my time in domestic tranquility it is my aim to take one major solo trip each year. My three most recent journeys are a pilgrimage through the Holy Land, a crazy month in Cambodia, and a return to India. Life is one gloriously unpredictable mess. My travels have taken me to many different places and I hope to experience and venture out to many more.
I have filled in many of the gaps between my 2000 graduation up until today. Well apart from the five years living in... full info