A good end cannot sanctify evil means; nor must we ever do evil, that good may come of it... We are too ready to retaliate, rather than forgive... And yet we could hurt no man that we believe loves us. Let us try then what love will do: for if men did once see we love them, we should soon find they would not harm us. Force may subdue, but Love gains: and he that forgives first, wins the laurel.
William Penn

Be patterns, be examples in all countries, places, islands, nations wherever you come; that your carriage and life may preach among all sorts of people, and to them; then you will come to walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone...
George Fox

Saturday, July 14, 2012

To Gap and Beyond

Taking a break on the Durançe

Apple orchards replaced olive groves

My camp halfway between Sisteron and Gap

Let's head up into the High Alps!

Gap, where I thought I had a host, but didn't.

Once again, I was looking for a place to camp beyond Gap when Claire stopped her van to ask if I needed a place to stay. That's Claire on the left (signing a petition) , her husband Niamar on the right (playing the harp-like Kora) and their son Eden.

Niamar, from Senegal, with Eden. Niamar and his brother have a business which brings them to gatherings to provide Senegalese food and storytelling. His website is onvousinvitechezvous.com

Claire dropping off their daughter, Eolie, at school. Claire is an occupational therapist, and a bit of a Saint.

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