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This is the path to Monticello, but it is also the path of metaphor and Spirit, and...pay attention it says, we are speaking to you now. Nothing is by chance, take notice. 

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— Karrie K. Bos

the saunders-monticello trail

 
b o s. b i o    “Some 12,000+ miles later, walking almost daily for the past 17 years (with the longest lapse being 2 weeks), I am grateful I have a place I can call  home. ”     read more…

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“Some 12,000+ miles later, walking almost daily for the past 17 years (with the longest lapse being 2 weeks), I am grateful I have a place I can call home.

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b o s. e s s a y    “I am walking to feel strong in this moment, to free myself, to discover something, understand something, retrieve anything at all. I walk because it is the one thing I can do when...”     read more…

b o s. e s s a y

“I am walking to feel strong in this moment, to free myself, to discover something, understand something, retrieve anything at all. I walk because it is the one thing I can do when...”

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I walk for you. Every day. When you are lost in chaos or despair, I will be walking in peace and harmony some place in the world. You can know that I am walking for you.

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— Thich Nhat Hanh

I Will Not Die an Unlived Life, Reclaiming Passion and Purpose, by Dawna Markova; Quoted from a talk by Thich Nhat Hanh

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Photos: by Karrie Bos, unless otherwise noted. Courtesy of, and thank you to, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello.

Permissions: Thank you to Natascha Bruckner, Nan Janney, Gregg Levoy, Dawna Markova, Plum Village/Thich Nhat Hanh, Frances Rudman, Mother Tongue Ink, and Alison Walden.

Dedication: To the Sisters of the Path, to those who have moved on, and for all future travelers,

with L O V E.


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To learn more about the Saunders-Monticello Trail, please visit:

https://www.monticello.org/site/visit/saunders-bridge

https://www.monticello.org/site/visit/overview-saunders-monticello-trail

To learn more about Monticello, please visit:

https://www.monticello.org

To learn more about Mother Tongue Ink, please visit:

https://wemoon.ws

To learn more about Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village, please visit:

https://plumvillage.org

To learn more about the work of Dawna Markova, please visit:

https://ptpinc.org/about-professional-thinking-partners/key-staff/85-dr-dawna-markova

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Thank you for stopping by ~ KB

©2019 Karrie Bos