Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
As you can see, the problem with my weblog has been solved, both side-columns are back were they belong. It had to do with the amount of posts which I showed on the homepage. First there were 10 posts immediately to read now I have brought that back to five posts and that solved the problem.
Today we are going on with our Road to Santiago De Compostela, but before we can go on our way we need a guide. As you can read I have titled this episode "recklessness" and that my dear Haijin, visitors and travelers is what we don't need on our Road to Santiago. To arrive safe at Santiago we cannot be reckless and that's also what Paulo encounters on his first steps on the Road to Santiago.
After Paulo had said goodbye to Mme Lourdes he left the village and walked in the direction Mme Lourdes had send him. After a while he encounters a gypsy. He presumes that the gypsy is his guide and he says "hello" to him. The gypsy looked at him and said "I hadn't thought that I would met you so soon". That response makes Paulo a bit disconcerted, but he sees no harm in responding to what the gypsy says.
Than another man appears and says to Paulo "You don’t have to climb a mountain to find out whether or not it’s high." Paulo had forgotten the most elementary rules of self-protection, a safe word or password, and had thrown himself body and soul into the arms of the first stranger he had met. “The ship is safest when it’s in port, but that’s not what ships were built for,” he said, as the correct response. Meanwhile, the man looked directly at the gypsy and the gypsy stared at the man. Both confronted each other, with no sign of fear or challenge, for some time. Then the gypsy left the knapsack on the ground, smiled disdainfully, and walked off in the direction of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.
|Somewhere on the Road to Santiago
high in the sky
the white of an eagle © Chèvrefeuille An eagle is always aware ... you have to be like an eagle to stay on the Road to Santiago. Don't be afraid for the things you will encounter ... they all will bring you enlightenment ...