The path is you

That is why it will never tire of waiting.

Wether it is covered with red dust,

Autumn leaves

Or icy snow,

Come back to the path.

You will be like the tree of life.

Your leaves, trunk, branches

And the blossoms of your soul

Will be fresh and beautyful

Once you entered the practice of

Earth Touching. 

               Thich Nhat Hanh
WTypical japanese house with a vending machine under the porch. One can even buy hot drinks like coffee and hot Tea in this machines. Vending machines are everywhere, no need to take water along the path.