The click.. click.. of walking poles

Susan writes of her week at Emmaüs:

….. I was amazed by the variety of passing “pilgrims”: believers and non-believers, people walking alone or with friends, couples, large groups (like the five families and their parish priest from Paris who sang for us). What do they all have in common? I think it is a mixture of determination to move along the path, curiosity about the unfamiliar, and confidence that they will cope with what lies ahead. Walking is a way of using the regularity of movement to throw off what is habitual and free the mind. What did I learn in a week? To sit patiently and listen for the click.. click.. of walking poles, and to marvel at the world of interesting people beyond my own small patch.