|Sunrise at Casa da Torre Branca|
|Mount de Gozo (Mount of Joy)|
I must say, it took my breath away. I was flooded with a mixture of emotions. I wanted to go and yet, going there meant that the journey would end. I would have attained the goal of my destination.
|Cathedral de Santiago|
1. Blessed are you Pilgrim, if you discover that the Camino opens your eyes to what cannot be seen.
2. Blessed are you Pilgrim, if what concerns you most is not getting there but getting there with others.
3. Blessed are you Pilgrim when you gaze out at the Camino and you see it filled with names and sunrises.
4. Blessed are you Pilgrim, because you have discovered that the real Camino begins when the walking ends.
5. Blessed are you Pilgrim, if your backpack is getting emptier but your heart is so full that it doesn’t know where to keep more emotions.
6. Blessed are you Pilgrim, if you discover that taking one step back to help a fellow Pilgrim is worth more than one hundred steps forward without worrying about others.
7. Blessed are you Pilgrim, when words fail to express the gratitude you feel for every surprising moment on the Camino.
8. Blessed are you Pilgrim, if you seek truth and make your life a Camino in constant search of people who embody the Camino, truth and life.
9. Blessed are you Pilgrim, if you find yourself on the Camino and you present yourself with the gift of time without hurries so as not to neglect the image of your heart.
10. Blessed are you Pilgrim, if you discover that a great part of the Camino is silence, and a great part of silence is prayer, and prayer brings you closer to your (Creator) who is waiting for you.
|Life is changed, not ended|
Tomorrow I will travel to Rias Baixas by boat to watch the folks on that island harvest mussels and clams and scallops.
They will be brought on board the boat and steamed for us and served with the wine that is also produced on that island.
I travel to Madrid on Monday and will spend a few more hours discovering that magical city. I make my way home on Tuesday.