A highly respected acquaintance in my community just called. He’s going on a pilgrimage next week. But before he leaves, he is seeking words of wisdom – from me.
Flattered but flummoxed, the only sage advice that immediately came to mind was take pills on a pilgrimage. Lots and lots of pills.
He didn’t want my advice over the phone. So I held my tongue. Maybe I will have something more profound to say tomorrow, when we meet in person.