Many years ago I picked up Pilgrim’s Way. I have returned to it since for perspective, and peace, for it is a peaceful, calming book. The soul of Lord Tweedsmuir—inquisitive, kind, wise, humble, witty, involved—is evident in Pilgrim’s Way. The sentence from which the previous post’s quote of Cromwell was taken is:
“We are condemned to fumble in these times, for the mist is too thick to see far down the road. But in all our uncertainty we can have Cromwell’s hope. ‘To be a Seeker is to be of the best sect next to a Finder, and such an one shall every faithful, humble Seeker be at the end.’”
Lord Tweedsmuir was a walker, a wanderer as in the Friedrich painting, who wanted to attain a vantage point from which he could see into the distance. He sought the soul.