Latest developments: New Year’s newsletter

“Detached from lack and time / Ultimately touches what you miss the most”

These are the words that Cees van der Pluim writes in Seasons of Life, the Book   of Hours and PilgrimsWith which we will open the ‘Walk of Wisdom’ this summer. Detached from time. That’s what Cees is now: he’s dead. He died a few months after writing his contribution.

Cees writes about the delayed happiness you can experience beyond the goals and grand gestures of your life. That happiness is often still, hidden.

Detached from lack and time  – that’s what pilgrimage is all about. You walk away from your daily routine in search of a space that is often hidden by the speed and hustle and bustle of modern times. Hidden in the silence of the forest, the heath, in the chance encounters with others who also decided to make time for reflection. 

Cees is now our second author to pass away. Seasons of Life come not only in cycles, but also at the end. I wish that our other writers I was able to experience a lot more. Below is a selection of the Latest, alive and kicking developments of the route.

All the best and much wisdom in 2015.

Damien, Chairman and Pilgrim Pioneer
walk of wisdom

First Trials Icon
The first taste of the patron saint of our route 
are in. 

The version is made of steel, 66 millimeters in size and hangs from a leather shoelace. You can hang this lace – the ‘pilgrim’s necklace’ – on your bag. 

Pilgrim is a design by Huub and Adelheid Kortekaas and can also be pinned on.

Although we still have to develop, we are happy to be able to touch the ‘walk’ for the first time (more).

Midsummer Opening
We have brought forward the opening of the route to 21 June.

Well before the hustle and bustle of the Four Days Marches and away from the middle of the holidays (the date used to be 31 July). 

We are working on a ceremony from 12.00 noon in the monumental Stevens Church in Nijmegen. Then for those who want the beautiful first day route with a joint pilgrim’s meal on the Duivelsberg.

More coming soon, on our Facebook page or website

Blog about thumbnails
The publisher of Seasons of Life is a blog about the miniatures in our tidal and tidal pilgrim’s book.

Theo van Stiphout is director of the art dealership Intermedi-Art and directs the book. 

He has asked artists to create works of art especially for the A5 format of the book: the miniatures. 

The above work is by Patricia van de Camp. Previously, Theo wrote about  Peter P. M. de HaanGerrie Dobbelaar and the hare of Ada Dispa

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