May 14, 2023

I know it’s been a very long time since I’ve written. Since fracturing my knee and wrist the camino I’ve experienced has been the worst and my knee and wrist were the least of it. Perhaps one day I’ll write about the rest but for today a sweet moment has been niggling at me to share.

Yesterday we power washed the deck. I came out to help and while the work was hard I found a certain pleasure in the simplicity of guiding the washer back and forth and seeing the slime and dirt come off. My husband said he didn’t like doing it because it was tedious work.

I began to think about the simplicity of walking the Camino: walk, wash, eat, sleep. Some might call that monotonous, even tedious. But for me there was pleasure in doing a simple task. And, like the camino, it’s important to stop occasionally and look back to see from where and how far one has come.

Today I have the simple task of washing and hanging a load of laundry outside (on my clean deck) in the sun. Bliss 😊

Buen Camino!

Published by michelleperram

I am me, a person with love for others, a passion to be creative, and a desire to be a cheerleader for others. I’m a wife, a mommy, and a grandma (you can call me by my grandma name “Lady M”). I’m on a search to grow and connect more fully with God. I didn’t grow up particularly church, married a man who had, and we raised our three daughters in the church. I found a place to belong in the church and somehow discerned a call to go to seminary. I received a Masters of Arts and Religious Communication (MARC). I went on to become ordained as a deacon in the United Methodist Church and served in media ministry and Christian education. As clergy I found that I didn’t have a place to belong in the church so I left the United Methodist Church in 2010. I still believe and I’m still on a quest to draw closer to God. And I’m going to walk the Camino de Santiago.

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