As we chart the course for the new year the sound of the word “hospitality” still rings true. That is really the main theme on all our levels. “How could it be otherwise?” just sprang up in my head and I am scrambling to surround that with my mind. Yes, it is that central to the whole understanding or to understanding the whole.
After almost five years of blogging about things Camino that is the word that I have come up with when I ask myself to boil the the Camino pilgrimage experience. down to one word. That is the essence, the spirit, the Grade A, Maple Syrup of it all. And just like that ultra sticky substance, that is what is supposed to stick to us as we return to our little corner of the world along with our still raw feet and our sunbaked brains. Those things heal eventually but our vision of hospitality should be permanent like the pilgrim tattoo, a sign that we have tasted it.
Ronaldo our East Coast Bureau Chief put this in a comment about yesterday’s post on tapas and poetry. Check this out:
“From the Eastern Bureau, tapas are not included in the deadly sins unless they are eaten in presence of the hungry without offering them some as well.
And it occurs to me as I read your words today that poetry is to communication as tapas are to nutrition. Rich. Lovely. Flexible. More.”
This is why we pay these guys the big bucks! We got insight squirting out all over the place. This stuff is priceless and not found in other neighborhoods. Right here, Caminoheads blog, just sayin.
I’m inspired loves, Felipé.