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A Pilgrimage To The Puget Sound

By Sammy Conde

When most people think of pilgrimages they think of ancient or historic peoples like the pilgrimage of the Puritans to North America (something I’d describe more as conquest) or the pilgrimage of the Greeks to Eleusis. Sometimes people think of distant pilgrimages in the modern era like the pilgrimage of Muslims to Mecca in observance of the Hajj, which observes a ritual performed by the prophet Muhammed (Peace Be Upon Him). Yet, we often forget how common and how human a pilgrimage is and the ways in which it reflects the very essence of human nature. I know this firsthand from my experience of heeding the cal