Thursday, February 2, 2012


a gift left for pilgrims on a simple little seat on the outskirts of Moissac

"Believe in the whisperings of God to your own heart"
~ Mary MacKillop 
as quoted by Bishop John Dew after his return from the Camino

It was a beautiful walk to Moissac, but quite a lot was on hard tarmac, 
and my feet were feeling tender as I reached the outskirts of the city.
Imagine my joy to find a simple little seat under a tree
with a sign that said it was a rest area for pilgrims,
and someone had even left some lollies on the little table. 
I sat down, took off my boots and socks- oh sweet relief-
put some tape on the 'hot spots' on my feet
ate a lolly, and was refreshed
as there were still several kms of city walking before the gîte.

I don't know who set up this simple little rest area
or left the lollies
but the love showed.
It seemed like they had listened to a whisper of God to their heart.


  1. I think I remember this spot. I'm sure I found half a bottle of wine there, not sweets — but it was rancid.

  2. lol it was sweets for me- and they were very appreciated at the time!