Just back from another wonderful OBOD Summer Gathering at Glastonbury. Many participants travel a long way to get to these events, which become pilgrimages as well as celebrations. About 100 out of 200 participants at the Gathering take a coach at 4.15 on the Sunday morning to join in a ritual at the Avebury stone circle. Here are photos from Avebury this year taken by Valentina Bernardi. And here is a quote about the desire to go on journeys:
The moon and sun are eternal travelers. Even the years wander on. A lifetime adrift in a boat, or in old age leading a tired horse into the years, every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. From the earliest times there have always been some who have perished along the road. Still I have always been drawn by windblown clouds into dreams of a lifetime of wandering.
‘Narrow Road to the Interior’ by Matsuo Basho (1644-94)