I have really been out of touch for several months now. The reason is because we have been doing a major renovation in our house. Our home isn’t huge (1700 sq ft) but no room will be untouched by this project. Like almost everything else in my life I try to view it through the lens of the camino. I thought this reno would be a journey. It wasn’t. So here are a few of the differences I noticed.
The camino is all about Walk, Wash, Eat, Sleep.
The renovation is all about Work, Wash, Eat, Sleep.
The camino is meant to be taken at your own pace.
A renovation is constantly constrained by shifting timelines.
On camino one’s mind is relaxed to allow thoughts and meditations to come and go.
A renovation wakes you in the middle of the night with a list of dozens of things that need tending to imminently.
These are just of few of the ways that a camino and a renovation differ. All in all I’d much rather walk the camino than do a renovation. Although I suppose there is one thing about doing a renovation that is better than walking a camino. On a camino you don’t get to use a nail gun 😮😁
A finished part
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This is a different and interesting way of comparing these two events.
The lenses sure make a difference! Thanks for the post. My observation is that in the end is the satisfaction and beauty of a work for God’s glory. The finished part is serene and whole. Congrats!
Your words are such a joy to me. I leave on Sunday to visit friends and family in Europe before returning to Spain to walk the Camino again.