Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happiness within you

snow on the ground leaving Montbonnet
"Your success and happiness lies in you. 
Resolve to keep happy, 
and your joy and you 
shall form an invincible host against difficulties."
~ Helen Keller

Monday, April 9, 2012

Pilgrim's Prayer

on the Napoleon Route over the Pyrenees

 Lord show me the way
and give me strength to follow it

~Pilgrim's Prayer of St Birgitta (of Sweden, 1303-1373)

-given to me by Elisabet from Sweden
 before I started the Chemin from Cluny

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Music of the soul

Looking back at Conques, one of the jewels of the Le Puy Chemin

"I need simply and only to wait upon God without expectation, 
and God, all longing, resting in me, 
will breathe in me the music of my soul."
~Edwina Gately 

Quote sent to me by a friend just before my departure for Cluny, 2012.

Taking a Walk

leaving Orisson for the rest of the Napoleon Route across the Pyrenees
"Few people know how to take a walk. 
The qualifications are endurance, 
plain clothes, old shoes, 
an eye for nature, good humor, 
vast curiosity, 
good speech, good silence 
and nothing too much.... "

~Ralph Waldo Emerson