- Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portuguese 2019
I have a fleeting thought, an idea, a memory of something that happened on the Camino Frances on the 25 May 2017. I tap on some little symbols on my phone and within seconds I can share my memory of that incident of the 25 May 2017 with, potentially, thousands upon thousands of people who are also tapping symbols on their phones thousands and thousands of miles away. And within minutes hundreds of questions and comments and “likes” and answers are crisscrossing the globe for days upon days. These words, these very words that you are reading, left me minutes ago, flew up into space on an invisible thread and then rained down onto every corner of the globe. That is extraordinary. It is truly amazing. We have been vested with such genius, such power. It is with words that we can alter the course of human history. “shall I compare thee to a summer's day.” There is such extraordinary power in those words. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” "love begets love." Words are profoundly and potently who we are. We have a responsibility to use them sparingly, judiciously, wisely, lovingly, responsibly, especially now that we can rain them down upon the Earth and to all who dwell upon it.