the highlight of my week came in an email tonight. i received a message from someone i started the trail with last spring. after awhile, i had no idea what had happened to him. at some point, he left the trail. the email said he'd had some bad luck with work, and had joined the navy, just finishing boot camp. this person is special to me because he gave me my trailname. i can picture us all crammed into a shelter one night, all laughing, and sampling walkabout's dehydrated icecream. the part that touched me was how we could all share that moment, all have that same memory, and then scatter like seeds in the wind.