Wrinkles - those little things that we all have to cope with - plans made for the day - fall apart because of one thing or another - a kink in our plans - a wrinkle in our schedule - clothing that was pressed the night before - now has an unwanted crease in a spot that cannot be hidden - a wrinkle in the fabric. Everywhere you turn people are dealing with wrinkles of one sort or another. Our plans this morning were to walk a specified distance and then meet up with two women - easy enough in back country Spain where there are not too many things to cause confusion - meet at the park in Manjarin - it is easy to find - not really - considering that the entire village from village entrance sign to "leaving the village" sign are only about 100 meters apart! We looked around - saw no one and continued on our way - a wrinkle in our plans.
Brown Has Given Way To Lush Green Foilage
Narrow Paths Filled With Rocky Fragments
Simple Woden Cross In Memory Of ?
The Rolling Green Mountains - Beautiful To Behold
Many years ago as we were flying over the desert mountains on our way to Arizona - I came up with what I thought was a creative comment on mountains - my eldest son told me I could not claim it - as he felt it was only a descripter not a thought - to this day - I still share my originl thought - you make up your own mind after you read it and think it over -
" MOUNTAINS ARE A WRINKLE IN THE FABRIC OF THE EARTH " Dale Metcalfe@1994
Think of it this way - God reached down from heaven and pinched the fabric of the ground that wrapped the Earth - pinched his fingers together - thus wrinkling the ground fabic - and creating the mountains. I like it.
The Path Parallels The Road
The Cruz de Ferro is one of the highlights of the Camino - partially because it is one of the highest points and because of its symbolism. It is here that peregrinos leave small tokens - most often small stones - representing prayers - for forgiveness - petitions for healings - for direction in one's life - for a multitude of things - for themselves - for others. It is a very powerful moment on the Camino - a very personal moment - a very spiritual moment. It has little to do with religion - rather a lot to do with spirituality - not always the same thing.
Arlene Kneeling at the Coss - Offering Personal Prayers and Prayers Carried for Others
Cruz de Ferro in Background
Stone Chapel by Iron Cross
Peregrinos at Iron Cross
Peregrino Walking With Priest
We enjoyed a pleasant community dinner tonight prepared by Priscilla from Brazil - - our hostess. Conversaton centered on walking rocky paths with Katarina and her mother from Germany - Lucia from Poland - Eduardo from Barcelona - and a young lady from Oregon and her male ompanion from Denmark - while the genlemen at the next table fom Ireland entertained the lady from New Zealand.
Memorial for Peregrino Who Died on Pilgrimage
Manjarin - Now You See It - Now You Don't
Manjarin Mile Markers
Get This Cow Out of Our Way
Arlene did not like the looks of this lost and confused cow - we had to wait for her to pass by before we could continue - something the pointy horns.
Another very interesing international evening.
Dale and Arlene