Changing Paths challenge day 25 — wandering

Wandering, like wavering and wondering, is a good thing. There is a whole genre of songs in German called Wanderliede, about hiking.

And as JRR Tolkien wisely remarked, not all those who wander are lost.

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Riddle of Strider, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Aragorn (played by Viggo Mortensen)

In the book, I advise people to enjoy the unknown regions between religions. Take your time to find your path, and smell the flowers along the way.

Rivendell by JRR Tolkien

As St Augustine once said, “it is solved by walking” (solvitur ambulando). Most problems can be sorted out by going for a walk and chewing them over, alone or with a friend.

Changing Paths is published by 1000Volt Press and is available from all the usual online stores. Ask your local bookseller or library to stock it!

The goal of the book is to help you decide your own path by guiding you through the perils and pitfalls of the terrain, and asking questions to help you deepen your understanding of the reasons for your desire to change paths.

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