I have been back from Spain almost two months and in many ways I feel different, yet not. It feels like I have never been away yet I am still lost in the calendar space of 2016 which is thundering its way to the finish.
I am still grateful for my lovely bed and own bathroom yet extremely conscious of closing the tap while brushing my teeth as a drought grips my country. I am almost ‘normal’ when it comes to my clothes wardrobe and look at the many options instead of my customary walking clothes. I am still enjoying my option of driving anywhere instead of walking and listen to my GPS with curiosity instead of searching for the yellow path indicators.
I recently gave a talk on my Camino experience, for my friends and interested parties and while preparing the slides, I was amazed by the beauty and the experience of it all. In some ways it feels surreal, yet momentary memories find me remembering places and people that I thought were gone forever. It is like a huge jigsaw puzzle in all its magnificent glory and I love puzzles- plus I am good at them.
I was fortunate to spend a few days with my overseas sisters on their trip to visit our dad and I felt different in subtle ways. I was not only a tour guide this time but put more of pleasing myself into the time. We explored the city differently and then I realised that there are shifts inside myself and that can only be a good thing.
I love being a work in progress!