About the March:
On March 1st, 2014, I will be one of hundreds of like-minded marchers leaving Los Angeles for a journey by foot across the United States. Our destination is Washington DC. It begins by putting one foot in front of the other and ends 246 days later when that simple act has been duplicated 7,000,000 times. The goal of the Great March for Climate Action is to change the heart and mind of the American people, our elected leaders and people across the world to act now to address the climate crisis.
Activism is not new to me, but it’s rusty. My Son suggested I march with him in the first Climate change rally this February in our nations capitol. It was a moving personal experience.
In the Spring I walked over 500 miles of a medieval pilgrimage route known as the Camino de Santiago. On my Camino I found walking a form of meditation, or prayer if you will. Each step took a little more out of my noggin to expose in some small measure a Kingdom within me, and every other pilgrim along the way. To walk is to galvanize our likeness, and our intentions for a future yet to be. As one small part of the Great March for Climate Action I hope to align with those beside me. The simple proposition of putting one foot in front of the other can make climate change a subject that isn’t too big for anyone to be a part of.
I am enjoying reading about your walk for climate action! Take care of your foot — hope it is better now. I’ve read Shirley MacLaine’s account of her experiences on the Santiago several times and was interested to know that you have walked that also. Stay strong and keep writing and taking photos!
So are you the same Steve Martin I knew who road your bike across America as a late teenager. I am very impressed by this latest adventure. Nice article in the Evansville paper today.