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OldBones-Larry

Out of Touch

Posted by OldBones-Larry Mar 23, 2019

I will be out of touch for a few days as I seek out the elders to assist me in finding my path once more.

I will be leaving very early tomorrow morning and returning to my birth lands to seek them out. 

I have done all I can to center myself without aid. I must now turn to the old ceremonies and helpers and I must have others close that can help me return from the other side.

I am unable to say how many days the ceremonies will take, but, I will return as soon as I can.

I ask that you send special words to Creator that He will assist me and grant me this.

Stay strong in your journey my friends as I try to stay strong in this one.

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.

Larry

OldBones-Larry

Resting at the Oasis

Posted by OldBones-Larry Mar 18, 2019

After walking for many nights, I finally came to an oasis where the waterhole was not dry. I am going to rest here for a few days to regain my strength. I must also regain the will to go on. I have had to force myself to keep traveling several times.

 I have still not caught sight of the mountain. I can only hope that I am not walking in circles or that I am not on the wrong course. 

Maybe I wandered farther away while I was in Depression Gorge that I thought I had.

I must quit thinking things like that and stay strong. 

I WILL find the mountain and get there safely.

You all must stay strong in your journey across NML. There are many things out here that could harm you. 

Ol' Nic and his bunch will never give up on trying to lure you back into his poisonous clutches.

Keep a sharp eye out for his traps and watch out for his minions.

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.

Larry the Caravan Master

OldBones-Larry

Still Walking

Posted by OldBones-Larry Mar 10, 2019

I have been traveling for two nights now. I can avoid the heat of the day by doing so.

I walk till about an hour before dawn, then find a place to shelter for the day.

Unfortunately, The oasis are few and far between in this area of the desert. I hope to reach one soon so I can replenish the moisture in my body and rest for a day or so.

I cannot see the mountain yet, so I must navigate by the stars.

I will begin my journey again in a few minutes and walk all night. 

In the morning, I will once again use my robe to make a shelter to ward off the sun and seek rest.

You must stay strong to make your journey across this desert my friends. When you come to an oasis, stop and rest. Replenish your supplies from the store caches that have been left there for you. Refill all your waterskins with fresh water before you leave to continue your journey.

I invite all the new travelers to read the old blogs of those that have gone before you. 

Gain strength and knowledge from their journeys.

Mine are all open to you for reading anytime.

They are under the tag nml_caravan so you can find them easily.

Travel safely friends and keep a sharp eye for Nic and his gang. You never know where they will have set a trap for you.

I once more pass on the words of that wise Old Goat ....

Keep them away from your face! You can't smoke them that way!

Take it one second, one minute, one hour, one day at a time if that is what you need to do.

Remember ....

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.

Larry the Caravan Master

OldBones-Larry

Walking

Posted by OldBones-Larry Mar 8, 2019

After the sun went down, I began walking across the desert last night. The journey has been slow with many stops for rest.

I know this is going to be a long journey across the desert back to the mountain. 

I will take my time and will travel by night since I must walk the entire way.

I will make this journey as I did before, with one step at a time. 

This malady, affliction, disease, or whatever you wish to call it will not rule me. 

I will constantly fight to keep it at bay and not let it rule my life.

As I must remain strong in this journey, I encourage all that are traveling to do the same.

We will reach our destination in time.

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.

Larry the Caravan Master

OldBones-Larry

Defeat ????

Posted by OldBones-Larry Mar 7, 2019

I climbed over the edge of the Depression Gorge a few minutes ago.

It was a long climb up with many falls back down to the bottom. A voice kept whispering that I should just give in and stay at the bottom.

I think you know that I couldn't do that.

I am looking across the desert to get my bearings and will begin the journey back to the mountain soon.

I am still not "cured" as a lot of people think I should be.

Depression is like addiction in many ways. It is a thing that can come back to bother you again and again. 

Though I can honestly say that all my addictions are in my past, I still stay vigilant against them.

Depression is the same, though not as easy to guard against.

I have battled with this for many years and have been so far down that I was ready to give up many times.

I always found the strength to fight my way back up from the depths though. I never took that final step that the inner demons were so wanting me to take.

I will continue the fight this time as I always have before.

I will get back to the mountain and mount another caravan across the desert of NML as I vowed to The Old Goat that I would do.

Travel strong my fellow trekkers.

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.

Larry the Caravan Master