I am blessed in so very many ways.
There are many things that walking the Camino does for you (not to you). It is such a time of reflection that it takes time to accumulate all of the thoughts and lessons learned. I finished days ago yet I am still filled with the memories and ideas that presented themselves, however briefly. Phrases said and allowed to lie fallow come back to demonstrate their deeper meaning and lesson.
As I rest and recover in Barcelona before a cruise with dear friends, the most important lesson that continues to come back is how incredibly blessed I am and have been in life. In spite of an impossible loss 3 months ago, I cannot deny that the friendships created over decades and the support of family are priceless gifts that others never know.
I am not finished with my journey.
A Camino lesson is that there are other friends to be made, adventures to be had, challenges to overcome, and a life to live to its fullest. I am deeply saddened that I am now doing it without Jean but it is mine to do. Life is for the living.
Recognize your blessings and live on
Thank you gentle readers for your comments. You have been most helpful. Let’s do this again sometime.
With much live, Caminopapi