Camino – Day 9

Roger Lynn is an experiential mystic – lover of life – photographer – flute player – poet – hiker – hot spring soaker – expresser of gratitude – blessed beyond the capacity of words to express. He currently lives in Boulder, CO.

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Day 9

It’s been a challenging day. I’m tired. My feet hurt (for the first time since I started). I walked further than I intended to. It was a day of saying goodbye – to new friends, and to the vineyards that have filled the countryside for the last couple of days. The landscape has shifted from vineyards to more mundane agricultural. Walked past several large fields of sunflowers, which are now past their prime and rather sad looking. Ended the day in a very basic alberge, which is adequate but not much more than that. I’m feeling sad and crabby. But the good news that is am noticing and acknowledging my feelings, without judgement or a need to “fix” them. That is a step in the right direction.

I know that tomorrow will be a new day, filled with new opportunities to experience the wonders of this world. And as for today, I plan to go to bed early.

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  1. Butler Susan

    Roger, this is such a good post. Acknowledging feelings is critical. What you are doing is hard. I’m sure it can be joyful, but it’s hard. Be kind to yourself. There’s no prize for those who get there first. Slow down, and enjoy what you can. Sending love.

  2. Mana'ar Johnson

    I love the sunflower photo just because it’s not all happy and bright like we usually see these flowers. I can see how it might be hard to stop once you get in the rhythm. One more town, just past that next hill, let’s see what’s around the corner


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