Here we are with the last of these reflections and this one from Hye:
”We are facing death in every single moment of our lives, but it is hard to recognize it. However, when we realize this fact, everything will change. This change happened to Phil because of his cancer. Cancer was a turning point for him, and I realized that he gained a new pair of eyes to see his daily life differently. Dr. Kathryn R. Barush mentions T.S. Eliot’s statement in her article ; “an end is where we start from.” When we get another point of view at the end of an experience, we begin a new chapter in our lives.”
Thank you Hye. I have spoken of my cancer as being a catalyst. That still sounds like the perfect word. It is not a good thing in itself but it can bring about change. And that change can be good or bad depending. Or maybe it is partially good and partially bad but the point being that something can be made from it. It is possible to whip up some lemonade from the situation.
Well we have covered six different views from people who have studied art and pilgrimage and who have brought up some good ways to look at Phil’s Camino and what is going on here. Thanks you all. I hope that you make it up here to walk at some point.
Also something really big is happening and maybe at this very moment. We are constantly on phone alert as our daughter Tesia is about to give birth to a little granddaughter, God willing of course.
Off to lunch. My Rebecca made this incredibly good navy bean soup and that’s what is on the menu. Love, Felipe.