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

Monday, December 17, 2012

In Pazardzhik

I'm in Pazardzhik with Bo (the dog who has tagged along since Bosnia.) The first night out of Sofia we had to camp in the woods and went through a minus 17 degree C night. I was for the first time in my life truly unsure as to surviving til morning. Inge phoned next day to know if we'd made it; she also went through the same ordeal some distance ahead of me. The next night I took a cheap hotel room in Ihtiman after bargaining for the room, breakfast, and the dog included in the room. We finally got down to a lower elevation where it is just freezing at night, which feels like Springtime. We camped the past two nights, last night in the rain and mud, and we'll be camping again tonight between Pazardzhik and Plovdiv.
It's dark and cold and I'm feeling pretty low, but I knew this time would come at some point. Meanwhile, we're still walking!

1 comment:

  1. i can imagine the cold and the low... keep it up, and be careful! Certainly if you get wet!
    Banja Luka