Back a year and a half ago when Annie had Phil’s Camino the film in for consideration at the South by Southwest Film Festival something happened to cause me a change of mind. We had been working on the film for nearly two years at that point and it was ready to start showing it in public. And that is where that process all started at that festival in the spring of 2016.
In there somewhere the news got out that the festival team looking at entries watched 800 short documentaries and chose 12 to include that year. Yea, we were one of the twelve, very heady. So, trying to wrap my mind around that lead to a new way for me to think about what we had. We had something amazing in our possession, a pearl.
And now, what I am trying to say to you is that I am having the same realization with Phil’s Camino the trail. With Catalina being here recently and us working on our upcoming book about it I saw that pearl thing happening again. And it was magnified by the thoughtful papers that her class had written about our meeting. Here was another wonderful thing with great potential.
I am left humbled and with a feeling of great responsibility with this realization. Holding this pearl in my hand and wondering what our futures will bring, I am amazed as the Camino goes on ahead of me. Recently a realization occurred that the more I do, the more I do. What does that mean Felipe? That means that the more things that I participate in the more opportunities come up to participate. The Camino goes on ahead of me with St. James here in the background somewhere.
In the film I remember saying at the outdoor party at the end that, “This is a great way to wrap up my Camino experience.” Very ironic as our dog Sture died a few moments after that happy comment and the dominoes have been falling over ever since and I am foreseeing more in the future.
So that is what is going through Felipe’s mind today. Time to go, see you tomorrow. Love, Felipe.
8 thoughts on “Something Going On”
WHAT A POWERFUL BLOG.
A FEW PARAGRAPHS WITH A LOT TO THINK ABOUT.
MUCH HAS HAPPENED IN A SHORT TIME.
HANG ON, AS THERE IS MORE TO COME.
MAYBE SAINT JAMES IS LEADING THE WAY?
Thank you William ~ good things are happening. St. James is definitely afoot. Felipe.
Great blog today Phil. So powerful! I was thinking about what you said. And it made me think… that when we give our lives to God, He does so much more with them. He uses us in so many ways that we cannot imagine. I am so grateful that you allowed God to use you in Phil’s Camino. You have and will continue to bless so many people. St. James is leading you… and it’s all for God’s glory!
Lots of love,
Teri ~ all this is pretty amazing. I don’t always talk about God but he is definitely using me. Sometimes I know that I am channeling. Hey, the box has arrived. A big thank you to your son. Take care, Felipe.x
Hola Felipe, Amigo Magnifico!
“Recently a realization occurred that the more I do, the more I do. What does that mean Felipe?” When you talk like that, I practically feel giddy with admiration.
From the gospel last week, to him who is given much, much will be asked. To the uninitiated, looking at the hand dealt to you in this game of “Life”, it might seem you had bet the house and didn’t get the final card to fall your way. You merely looked at the cards you had to play, and figured, this is what I’ve got, I’ll make the best of it. And you’re still doing it.
Rock on, Pilgrim.
PFJ ~ giddy is a good thing. I feel happy that I am making you giddy Skipper. So, I just wrote down a reminder to get a card for Mom. Hope that she is doing well. Thanks for reading along with us. PFF
Loved this post… It is interesting that the parabole is the talents also came to me… “Our gifts are not for us alone”… not many other things describe your Camino experience other than those words…
Time to go to bed!
Cris ~ yes, our gifts are not for us alone. As you can see in that post that my mind has changed about the importance of what we are doing. I just have a new appreciation for our effort. Miss you and your Caminogifts, Felipe.x
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