October 12 - October 14

Walking With Carl: A Way of Seeing, a Way of Being
Carl Scovel

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“If you are ready to leave father and mother, and brother and sister, and wife and child and friends, and never see them again; if you have paid your debts, and made your will, and settled all your affairs, and are a free man; then you are ready for a walk.” So said Henry David Thoreau, a great walker.

Thoreau on walking.

Walking is exercise, education, therapy, contemplation, and enlightenment. We will walk trails, roads, a labyrinth, and circles of contemplation. We will tell stories about our walks, what we saw, whom we met, and what we learned. Having read Thoreau’s essay on walking, we’ll discuss what he saw and learn what he learned. We’ll read and write poems about walking, and we’ll try to imagine new ways to walk and new ways to see what we are walking by and through.

So if you are ready to leave everything and everyone for two days and want to explore walking as a way of being, please join us, and we will walk together for a weekend.

Carl Scovel is a father, husband, grandfather, and retired Unitarian Universalist minister who served at Kings Chapel in Boston for decades. He has hiked, walked, and sauntered through much of Boston as well as the hills, trails, mountains, and towns of New England. He just walked the North Downs Way in England from Farnham to Canterbury Cathedral and is the most widely respected and well-loved UU retreat leader alive. Furthermore, he directed Rowe Senior High Camp in the 1960s and is a sweetheart of a human being.

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