Friday, July 9, 2010


The village of Hontanas, 
on the Meseta, mid-June 2008

"Beauty consoled and strengthened me
during the countless times my legs and feet hurt from walking
and my shoulders pained from carrying my backpack.....
...... The natural splendor around me gave me hope
when my hungry soul longed for a touch of enthusiasm.
Always the many forms of beauty on the Camino
reached out to me,
asking nothing more than that I embrace their gifts."

~Joyce Rupp
in 'Walk in a Relaxed Manner: 
Life Lessons from the Camino'

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