Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Dinner? Outside? Play? WHATIZIT?!

I'm on a walking the Camino kick, I guess. Currently reading WALKING HOME by Sonia Choquette.
Life was falling apart. Within the space of three years, Sonia Choquette had suffered the unexpected death of two close family members, seen her marriage implode, and been let down by trusted colleagues. And sympathy was not forthcoming. “You’re a world-renowned spiritual teacher and intuitive guide,” people jeered. “How could you not have seen this coming?” Having intuitive abilities didn’t make her superhuman, however. Nor did it exempt her from being wounded or suffering the pain of loss and the consequences of our all-too-human traits such as anger, resentment, and pride—traits that can lead even the best of us to stray from our spiritual path. In order to regain her spiritual footing, Sonia turned to the age-old practice of pilgrimage and set out to walk the legendary Camino de Santiago, an 820-kilometer trek over the Pyrenees and across northern Spain. Day after day she pushed through hunger, exhaustion, and pain to reach her destination. Eventually, mortification of the flesh gave way to spiritual renewal, and she rediscovered the gifts of humility and forgiveness that she needed to repair her world.

Published in 2014, it has 361 pages.  I have to admit that when I started her book I was feeling rather judgmental toward her. She took an easier-ish way in her journey than the man in the previous book. Instead of completely roughing it, she brought extra stuff and had it taxi'd to her reservation place every day. The man in the previous book had only the one backpack and did the take-my-chances for where I'm staying each night route. I had to admonish myself and tell myself to let it go because each person's experience on the Camino is unique for them and what they need for themselves at that time. That was a lesson for me: let go of judgment, PK.

Yeah, that would be a bucket list kind of thing for me. 

Nothing on TV for tonight. NEXT WEEK things start up again for me on my shows. So I will probably read tonight.

Our receptionist is off the next couple days so I'll be on front desk. I may not be able to post much. We'll see.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

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