In May of 2016 Vox Peregrini returned to pilgrimage. A small group walked Thorsmork, the Valley of Thor, in Iceland. Our home was Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano and glacier whose famous 2010 eruption created large-scale air travel disruption across the Atlantic Ocean. From our base camp in the valley, the pilgrims traversed across rivers, peaks, obsidian beds, and grassy ridges.
Song was our constant companion. On our final night in Thorsmork we offered a concert to another, larger group of hikers. Fellow pilgrims who returned the gift of song by teaching us to cook Icelandic lamb outside, building a bonfire, and sharing libations.
Vox was fed by wilderness, companionship, and song.