We were up and on the road before dawn this morning and as the cocks crew and the sun came over the horizon we were already well into our 16km walk to the ‘other end of the world’.
Finisterre has the name but Muxia is actually further west. The area has great spiritual significance, legend and lore for many. It was here that St. James’s (Santiago) body was reputed to have been first brought ashore and buried until it was later discovered and brought to Santiago de Compostela.
The sea was relatively calm and I sat on the rocks jutting out into the vast ocean and considered the last seven days. Although it was a short week, it has been a memorable one and as I have found so often in the past, hard to let go of. But let go I must. I return home this evening, taking great memories of another Camino experience. Thank you for coming on this journey with me and for all the lovely messages of encouragement and support. I’ve loved having you with me in spirit.
It’s been wonderful to be invited to share the journey with you!……& sense it’s been a treasured experience, an unfolding path…..sending a poem as you both journey across the waters homeward bound!
I know that spring is here
When the fields are buttered
With flowers, and melting with water
When tall common egrets
stretch their necks out and
curve them into the curving hills.
Or let their white robed shoulders
Bow down to the cool wet grasses
The table of creation has been set again.
They dine in monastic silence
while the cows eat, too
While the kites fly,
while the hawks hunt
and Red-winged blackbirds
take a long deep breath of sky
and exhale above the marshes.
And punctuate them with song!
Perhaps they are calling us into their world
Saying listen to our languages,
Sing with us our sounds
And be wholly here with us
in the mystery,
And feel how rich it is this
springtime poem that is, for now
the recurrence of the world.
– Judith Stone
Catherine: thank you for including us on your blog. I tried to respond but failed. Keep trekking away and live life to the fullest as you do. You are truly an inspiration to us all. Chrys and Mike
Oh, Catherine, thanks for sharing! May the joy of this journey
inspire you as you keep trekking in life & PAUSING to embrace
the beauty, the twists n turns, always Trusting the unexpected
has it’s lessons…
Love n hugs❤️