“What Embraces”

A couple weeks back now, I published #metoo. It brought up plenty of pain for me as I wrote it, even though I have done a ton of healing.  It brought up some pain for people who read it.  One person’s story sometimes does that!  My love to those that hurt!  I find it is amazing…

Dresden, Germany

There’s always more to tell.  In the days the followed after Santiago, I visited Finisterra and Muxia, walking between the two, then returned to Ireland, where I eventually settled into a cottage for 18 days and painted day after day from up to 5.5 hours a day.  There was a weekend before I arrived at…

Santiago de Compostela​

This was the first day I had not planned to travel anyplace in so long, it just felt weird.  Just to have arrived in Santiago felt weird. Nannette and I went to the official Compostela office and got certificates. Tears came holding that document.  I’d dreamed of this and now I had achieved it. Nannette…

Day 32-33 Arzúa to Santiago de Compostela 

This picture of this group of friends at dinner in Arzúa was taken just prior to the arrival of Paulina, a petite French woman in her early 20’s.  She arrived at the table in a flurry.  She sat down by our Canadian friend, pictured on the left, and began to overflow in French while weeping….

Day 29 and 30 – Gontán to Vilalba, Baamonde and then Miraz

 After my 3 am bed bug awakening I sat up read bible, prayed – suddenly more effectively, and then prepared to leave. I left at 6. I walked in the pitch dark. The moon was full so it was my light. Beautiful morning. Also a bit frightening in the forest and dark. My tiny flashlight…

Day 28 – Ribadeo via Lourenzá to Gontán

The day had arrived.  After 8 days together on the Camino, Grace today would be taking the bus back to Bilbao while I took a bus onward to Lourenzá and then walk the next stage of the journey. Grace and I awoke early.  It was raining and cold that morning.  I was glad Grace had…

Day 26-27 – Luarca, La Caridad to Ribadeo

I awoke at 530.  I had slept 9 hours and I figured I wouldn’t sleep longer. So I just got up. I read Daniel. I was days behind in my regular pattern of reading the Word, but it was great reading. I journaled: “I love YOUR word God. Love you in it. I love the…

Day 24 – 25 Gijon to Soto de Luiña and Cadavedo and Luarca

We left the hotel early, made our way through Gijon stopping to get cash from a bank, and to seek to buy a type of ace bandage for my leg.  The bus station was only a few blocks from our hotel.  My leg was hurting badly this morning.  We arrived at the station, bought our…

Day 23 – Sebrayo to Gijon

In the crowded Albergue of Sebrayo we awoke with the alarms of others. I had slept poorly due to caffeine the night before, but upon awakening, we decided to depart. We got on the road at around 7. As we walked through this country village, we got turned around, and lost the arrows. A kind…