Is it true that there needs to be reasons for things like a journey?
I don't know the answer to that question. I have a reason or two of mine.
Let me state first of all that I am a Christian. I believe in God, His Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are a moving force in my life.
Considering this belief, it is not surprising that I would like to remind people that Jesus loves them and that life would be better for all of us perhaps if we turned our thoughts and actions more towards our neighbor's needs.
So one reason for my journey is to turn people's thoughts to Jesus and their neighbors, some of which are hungry and homeless.
Another reason is more selfish. Because of the life I've led as a circus performer much of my time has been spent on the edge. I'm a little lost being a retired fellow playing at farming. I need or think I need, to be pushing limits, growing.
As an older person, I believe this journey, or much of it will be closer to the edge than a chair on the porch. As I proceed from day to day, perhaps those that follow this blog will agree with me, perhaps not.
I am very glad to have a wife that understands. The woman seems to absorb all life's blows with a smile. She took the news of my journey in stride. What will the children say?