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Day N =5...July 03, 2003... set up camp in Dangé...



The Walker n=5

Lazy morning to break camp, stay in the tent drying out stuff to pack in the car. Retool the walking stick with furtive string and wax. Home but breaking its umbilical cord. upload* and go... same old iraq mess anyway - 5 is a very human number. autoroutes and haircuts - bill get his shaved gingerly - oil the way with compliments most meant - the crunch and clank of car at every light - hunting through bus schedules and map from the passenger's seat - to muddled and excited to really read - have to get somewhere by sundown - we stop at the Dangé campground - Now we are in the Touraine now - just 15 km from Decartes, the sleep village in its unseen smugness, I think - I think I think - I doubt therefore I am... little municipal campground by the river - all to ourself with dark clouds - me over eager to get the tent and our odd umbrella brick-brac up against the sky - company accross the way - Neat slim holandaise couple - blond, of course -sleek and organized. they make camp before I can find our pots - we lumber to greet them, overstuffed car and bodies, shamed by the archtonic form of our fellow piligims - who now returning from Santiago glow faintly like goodwill - we are alone again by the river - the crow of crows, then to a chorus of frogs - the crows settling quietly into huge nests that look like thickets of mistletoe - more to remember but a day late. eat, whisper, sleep

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Walking Rule n=5
start back and press forward, travel by car, sound of traffic and/or hair dryers

Bill's Pilgramage Site, His comments: Lavardin or Chateau Renault

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The Land n=5

Lavardin

Chateau Renault

LLavardin

Tour Nord

Chateau Renault

Neuille

Chateau Renault

Neuille

Vouvray


Lavardin


Tours Nord

Dangé

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Landscaping Rule n=5

Turning of wheel on payment - effect transient, Human contact - marital & cosmetic, Photograph - digital, Think - blurry, Feel - cheerful


Billboard. Touraine. 2003

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Will the Series Converge?
Aprille Best Glover © 2003




N = 5,

High five , one hand clap.

Breaking the umbilical to home.
        to hearth, to internet.

Upload and go, same iraq mess.

Arm, head, leg, arm, leg

Our appendages number still those of a starfish...

The land along the path of the stars