camino

Walking is not a paternalistic exercise that allows us to lament the pain of others from a distance, comfortably stagnant in our usual commute. It should pull us closer to the communities that we were not born into--it should remind us that they belong to us. If compassion is "suffering with" another person, then our walks should take us out of our routines and in step with others as they make the journeys they must to survive.