Flowers seen beside the path nearing San Martin del Camino,
after a long hot day's walk, mostly near highway, out of Leon.
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”
Quote found on 'Picturing God' website
On my last night in Santiago I had a very special conversation
with a Frenchman I had met a few times along the Camino.
He had always struck me as a prayerful, reflective man, full of wisdom,
who thought a lot about others.
(I was surprised though to find him on the altar of the Cathedral in Santiago as a deacon!)
In our last conversation
he told me that I was 'une fleur du camino'
-a flower of the Camino.
But he also gently said that a flower sometimes has to die to make a seed.
His words and his love have always remained within me.