The Wayless Way, where the Sons of God lose themselves and, at the same time, find themselves.Meister Eckhart Stand at the crossroads and look; Ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.Jeremiah 6:16 Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.Psalm 84:5
A retired Army wife, with three kids out creating their own lives, and SEVEN granddaughters, I love the good life, which to me is fresh food, fine bourbon, dear friends, stimulating conversation about all things spiritual and the life beyond the physical world. Put me in Barnes and Noble with a good cup of coffee and you may never see me again! Or set me on a walking trail and I am content.
Don't you love the Spanish style doghouse in the photo? This scene was at the entrance to the town of Logrono. We are officially 395 miles to Santiago. It still seems impossibly far away. I am now traveling with a 64 year old Dutch woman. We keep meeting up with two delightful sisters who are from Dominican Republic but living in the US. They have walked the camino before, and they say they are walking this time in honor of the Black Madonna and asking for her help for them to start a school in DR. They are so much fun and know the best places for food and lodging. Everywhere they go they spread joy and laughter. I spoke with the older sister called Mercedes about her last camino. She is full of wisdom about the spiritual aspects of the walk. She said many people quit at Burgos. The contrast of being in the huge city and all its temptations causes many to question why they are doing this and they just go home. Burgos is about a week away. Today was the first day of overcast weather. There had been rain last night and the skies were cloudy. It was nice and cool for walking and never did rain but a few drops. It was also the first time we were turned away from an albergue because it was full. We found another one, but we are seeing more and more pilgrims on the roads. Lodging may become more of a challenge in the next few weeks.
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