After a snowstorm and a day of -9 degrees, the next day we had the most horrific weather: cold, raining and windy… with a walk along dikes and open fields. Steven van Lelyveld might have regretted he’d chosen that day to keep me company, but he bravely stood up to it and kept up our spirits. We walked the 18 km in one go and enjoyed a nice cup of warm tomato soup by three in the afternoon at our destination. Goedele De Nolf ,who came from Belgium, took an extra day on her way to a course in Holland to walk with me. Although my knee was swollen, walking seemed to be no problem.
Taking the ferry in the crisp cold Tuesday morning I started my last track of the Walk in the Netherlands. The shy sun was reflected in the calm waters and walking alone with a feeling of fulfillment the ‘Long Road’ turned into joy….
12/12/12 at 12 ‘o clock, we planned a celebration to conclude the Walk in the Netherlands. All the pillars of homeopathy were invited, but of course since everybody is hard working and the celebration was only announced two weeks in advance not everybody could be there. The 30 people that did came were the representatives for all their colleagues we wanted to honor as well. The celebration opened with a speech then the first part of the Walk was evaluated and the conclusion was clear: I’ll go on: next month in Belgium, the end of February Berlin and then to Cologne. The rest of the year’s planning can be followed at http://walkforhomeopathy.org/
Then it was time to reveal a little surprise: a poster of Hahnemann made up of all little pictures of the homeopaths from the Netherlands. The participants received a symbolic decoration and my book ‘Homeopathy is Everywhere’ as a present. Then I handed a fat check with the amount of the donations to a representative of AHRF, Nico Beentjes , who explained about the project he is going to fund with it. We wrote our homeopathic wishes on cards attached to white balloons with “The Next Step” printed on it and “Homeopath Heel Je Leven” and let them fly to the heavens and then we had a glass of champagne!
After we sang the ‘Miasmatic Sound Machine’ – Josefien even made everybody join the sacred dance- no less than 4 volunteers showed up to take over the flag of the Walk; they are destined to keep the idea alive and continue the action in the Netherlands! I couldn’t have wished for a better rounding up of the Walk.