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 😊