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Stand at the Crossroads

Camino(s) past & future
CF April/May (2016), starting in St. Palais, France
#1
I know I'm not the only one who continues to think about the Camino. Such freedom and simplicity is hard to duplicate at home, isn’t it? I was reviewing my pictures (again) this week, when I came across this photo of one of the messages left on the alter in the Ermita de San Miguel Arcangel (just outside of Villatuerta, the village before Estella). Such a beautiful quote from the Old Testament Book of Jeremiah (6:16):

Stand at the crossroads, and look,
and ask for the ancient paths,
where the good way lies; and walk in it,
and find rest for your souls.


(I love how the writer of the note substituted "buen camino" for "good way.")

At what crossroads are you standing? Here's to dreaming of another Camino...... Crossroads 3.jpg
 

MKalcolm M

Solvitur ambulando - It is solved by walking
Camino(s) past & future
north route spring 2013
#2
I live at a cross roads, my house is literally at the junction of the only two roads in this tiny town. My house is an old Lodge, run by the Ancient Order of Oddfellows, who gave lodging to homeless itinerant people. There is an emblem on the main wall which says "In the Lord is our trust". Despite living here for several years, and passing under this sign every day, it was on the Camino, that once more I learned to live with trust again.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
CF April/May (2016), starting in St. Palais, France
#4
What a beautiful verse, and a great question, @Seabird.
So many crossroads, every day.
I live at a perpetual crossroad between illusion and reality. How at ease I am with whatever is happening depends on which of those roads I choose to take.
"illusion and reality" -- ain't that the truth!
 

Finisterre

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Camino(s) past & future
Sarria 2001,
Porto 2006,
Valenca 2008,
Finisterre 2010,
SJdPP 2012,
Tui 2014.

No plans to return, yet.
#5
My house is an old Lodge, run by the Ancient Order of Oddfellows, who gave lodging to homeless itinerant people. There is an emblem on the main wall which says "In the Lord is our trust".
Oddly enough I also live in an ex Oddfellows Meeting House.
I'm curious, I don't suppose you have a photo of your emblem handy?
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999
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First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Camino Inglés 2018

Now: http://egeria.house/
#6
Yesterday a quote from the Camino was brought back to my mind (Thank You @SafariGirl !). I found this one 2014 in Redecilla:

Olvidate del pasado y haz del Camino tu vida.
Forget your past and make the way your life.

Buen Camino de la Vida, SY
 

Paladina

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Cycled caminos francés, Finisterre, primitivo & del norte (2017); VdlP/Sanabres, ingles et al (2018)
#7
I know I'm not the only one who continues to think about the Camino. Such freedom and simplicity is hard to duplicate at home, isn’t it? I was reviewing my pictures (again) this week, when I came across this photo of one of the messages left on the alter in the Ermita de San Miguel Arcangel (just outside of Villatuerta, the village before Estella). Such a beautiful quote from the Old Testament Book of Jeremiah (6:16):

Stand at the crossroads, and look,
and ask for the ancient paths,
where the good way lies; and walk in it,
and find rest for your souls.


(I love how the writer of the note substituted "buen camino" for "good way.")

At what crossroads are you standing? Here's to dreaming of another Camino...... View attachment 36085
The original audience was evidently contemplating with some scepticism the road not taken. The transcribed text is an abbreviated version of the Jeremiad. In the authorised version, the verse reads:

Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

A case of casting his sweetness on the desert air - of the Meseta maybe?
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF April/May (2016), starting in St. Palais, France
#8
The original audience was evidently contemplating with some scepticism the road not taken. The transcribed text is an abbreviated version of the Jeremiad. In the authorised version, the verse reads:

Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

A case of casting his sweetness on the desert air - of the Meseta maybe?
Yes, and we said "we WILL walk therein". :)
 

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