Tuesday, June 28, 2011


“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Quote found on Picturing God website

Saturday, June 18, 2011

a significant journey

 My Camino shoes, all washed and scrubbed up for the journey home
-hopefully clean enough to get through our Kiwi quarantine checks-
somewhat more battered than when they started the journey.

“Every significant journey changes us in some way.  
We are hardly ever aware of this while we are in the midst of it.  
We may have hints and glimpses of these changes 
but it is only later, in looking back 
that we gasp in amazement at what was being formed and shaped in our lives.  
Only then do we recognize how a new attitude, 
a stronger dedication, 
and a fuller passion stretched us into the fullness of life.  
Then we are able to identify the journey’s ability 
to propel us into unexpected growth."

- Joyce Rupp Walk in a Relaxed Manner
 Seen on Andy's Pilgrimpace blog- thanks Andy.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Small Beauty

"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."   
 ~ Immanuel Kant

A black slug on the Napoleon Route across the Pyrenees.
They seemed to live in thick black leaf detritus -under trees near the top of the pass-
that saturated my socks in black muck that took forever to rinse out!!