"Not All Who Wander"
Stephen writes... "As we prepare for a delightful summer (and after a dreadful winter) ahead, many of us will be embarking on journeys large and small, and going out on treks into nature's allure. This is as it should be, but in an increasing age of GPS systems in our cars, on our phones, even on our watches now, it is getting increasingly hard to get productively lost in this world. In writing a recent book about Mt. Auburn Cemetery, I learned that its designers purposely made it confusing and easy to be lost in--because our forbears thought getting lost once in awhile was a good thing for us to do. And they were right. Wandering is an important spiritual discipline, and so is the experience of not being totally oriented all the time!"