Day 546 - Perth to Byron Bay completed
10.10.2007 26 °C
Indigo and Paul complete Harvey's journey.
Harvey, with the help of many friends, has been pushed for 6,000km across Australia, keeping peoples imaginations active and alive, with the dream for peace being discussed by more people than before.
Harvey was finally pushed over the line by Indigo and Paul, and I myself thought it was a perfect way to conclude this chapter of Harvey's journey. I remember on the 2nd day of this journey, where Nick joined and walked with me for several days after, who gave me wisdom, courage and direction. He then let me free to follow my own path and Nick continued his own dream in his own life. The list of those who walked and pushed Harvey over a year later is long. That is what the walk was truly about, sharing peoples hopes, dreams and experiences and then following your own direction.
Nathan calling me in!
I believe this walk was more than just successful. I learned a great deal about other people, those who have different opinions than my own, those who don't believe we will ever have peace. I felt as a student, to listen more and understand the reason of having negative thoughts of the future, but one by one, I was getting stronger in my own beliefs. I became happier in myself, and yet seeing those who do not see a peaceful world, are unhappy. So to me, the attitude is crucial, if you live negatively, you will have a unhappy life, so even if my philosophy of believing in peace is wrong, I will have a happier life anyway. I would rather be in the wrong and live peacefully, believing in global peace some day, than be in the right and unhappy. Even though I did not change some peoples views, we still became friends, by respecting our own opinions and thus, peace was achieved. It is self healing to feel peace in your heart when you make peace with someone who come from the other side of the road of opinion.
For now, I am resting in Adelaide with Jacky. I have been distant to take myself away from the non stop thinking of planning this walk, which has been taxing for 18 months. I have many decisions to make ahead, but for now, its time to rest my body and mind, and rest Harvey's wheels, until the next chapter.
I wish to thank all of those who were involved with this journey. I am fully aware of the number of people who made such a major impact on this project and myself. It is an impressive list of peoples names.
I finish this blog with a quote from Andie of Violet Town, who summed up this journey aptly when we were talking. When I pushed Harvey the very first time in 1993, I never knew this empty wheelchair will eventually be filled of peoples dreams and desires for peace. That is who Harvey us, and I hope he becomes bigger, day by day, step by step.
"The day you left, walking away pushing Harvey, I felt a part of my heart went with you in that wheelchair" Andie Walton