I am just going to give Maggie the spotlight whenever she shows up. She is doing a wonderful job of reporting. Let’s do a wonderful job of sending our thoughts and prayers off to her.
“Today was a recovery day from 30.2 walk to Astorga, mostly in the rain. I came down with a bad cough and a was a bit feverish, so went to the local clinic. They were totally wonderful to me. I must say that for the 6_week Spanish class I did, followed with an online pgm Duo Lingo, it definitely is helping me.
This is the next morning. My fever broke so now I’ll definitely be feeling better. Good timing because tomorrow is one of the biggest challenges going from Rabanal to Molinaseca.
As this journey continues, the bonds between fellow pilgrims strengthens. I can walk for hours on my own, then stop at a cafe and see many with whom I have walked. We are all feeling the same; some aches here and there, fatigue, but mostly the joy of coming together. Word is out about my 80th ‘compleanos’ coming up and I’m so touched by the comments I get from so many younger people.
Just leaving now after enjoying my favourite ‘coffee con leche’. More later.”
I can feel from reading between the lines that Maggie has reached that stage when pilgrims greeting each other with “Buen Camino” and it has taken on the new meaning of, “Yea, I may have bugs in my teeth, leaves in my hair and blisters on my feet but I’m still doing it and so are you!” Been there, love, Felipe.