“We need to be reminded sometimes that a sunrise lasts but a few minutes. But its beauty can burn in our hearts eternally.”
– R. A. Salvatore
Anyone who’s met me knows I am not a morning person. I don’t often see the sun rise, nor do I want to. (A more accurate quote for me might be the one from Nanea Hoffman:
“Today’s goals: Coffee and kindness. Maybe two coffees, and then kindness.”
But on the Camino de Santiago, I saw the mornings. Not only was I awake, but I was usually already outside, moving through the light as it gathered and changed. Sunrise in the open places of Spain is something not to be missed, even for a night owl like me.
Today’s theme for #CaminoTuesday is “first light,” and it has me thinking about all of the early mornings, from my very first morning in Le Puy, to the day we walked out of Santiago de Compostela toward Finisterre and turned to watch the sun rise over the cathedral, now to the east.