I have always known
That at last I would
Take this road, but yesterday
I did not know that it would be today.
— Ariwara No Narihira
Photo taken just outside Figeac, France. The red and white stripes on the tree mark the Chemin du Puy, the Camino stretching from Le Puy to Saint Jean Pied-de-Port, France.
(hat tip to Robert Woltman and his lovely piece on “The Spiritual Aspects of the Camino” for introducing me to this poem.)