Today’s trek: Portomarin to Palas de Rei
Three more walking days.
As we arrived at Palos Del Rei we stopped to eat and sit for a minute. Judy had picked a restaurant for its view of the Camino so that she could easily spot me as I made my way to the accommodation.
As we ate a very early dinner, we spotted and talked to a number of peregrinos that we have become friends with throughout our journey.
It seemed when we last saw them that we would not see them again. We wondered about their feet, knees and if they might have had to leave because of them.
But here they were! Smiles, jokes, lost toe nails, sunburnt, knee braces, bad hair and all.
The people that are meant to be in our lives will be. They will be there during our most vulnerable and equally during our most triumphant times.
If people are only there during the great times they really don’t know us.
It’s important not to mistake fun times as interchangeable with triumphant times. The former can happen anytime; the latter usually are at the end of some sort of struggle or endeavor. So if those fun friends are never around for the struggle/ endeavor can we really call them friends? Not likely. At least not great friends.
I’m counting my friends as true blessings these days. I love them. dearly.
Three more walking days. We keep pinching ourselves.
Siempre pa’ adelante!