Most pilgrims set out for Santiago. But for me, it was always about the ocean. I would walk west until my feet touched water, and there was no more “west” to walk.
From Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek: “Thomas Merton wrote, ‘there is always a temptation to diddle around in the contemplative life, making itsy-bitsy statues.’ There is always an enormous temptation in all of life to diddle around making itsy-bitsy friends and meals and journeys for itsy-bitsy years on end. It is so self-conscious,Continue reading “How You Spend This Afternoon (An Almost Wordless Wednesday)”
“We are so attached to our way of life that we turn down wonderful opportunities simply because don’t know what to do.” – Paulo Coehlo I almost didn’t go on the Camino. The fears almost beat me a dozen times, and they succeeded in delaying me for years. I didn’tContinue reading “Opportunities (Almost Wordless Wednesday)”
“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” -Francis Bacon Photo taken on the Chemin du Puy, the Camino pilgrimage path from Le Puy, France, to Santiago, Spain.
“On a hike, the days pass with the wind, the sun, the stars; movement is powered by a belly full of food and water, not a noxious tankful of fossil fuels. On a hike, you’re less a job title and more a human being….A periodic hike not only stretches the limbs but reminds us: Wow,Continue reading “On a Hike (Almost Wordless Wednesday)”