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.
I walked about 25 kilometers today; that's 16 miles to my reckoning. The skies were mercifully overcast which helped immensely, but it is a known fact that they make the last 5km longer than the first 5 in Spain! I am staying in an actual nunnery tonight, an albergue provided by the Order of St. Clare or Santa Clara, companion of St. Francis. As I was checking in, there was a camera crew filming something about the Camino, and the Spanish hospitalero and I had to redo the checking in scene three times, where he was fake-stamping my credential and explaining about how they have a microwave and where to wash your clothes. There I was dead on my feet, anxious to find a place to flop down, smiling and exclaiming about their wonderful amenities three times over. Hey, I had to come all the way to Spain to get my big break in the movies! Tomorrow there are reports of possible thunderstorms on the Meseta. I don't mind rain, but lightening on the plains--maybe not so good a place to be walking. We'll just have to wait and see what the morning brings.
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