Really I’m not a big goal setter. But I did see today as something to live to or live for. It is official that we have paid off our mortgage on the northern five acres of our ten here at Raven Ranch. Hurrah! It has been a long haul but the day is finally here when we own it outright!
I saw this day as something important to the family. It is a step in permanence, a bit of security. And I have said to my cancer OK I need to live to today to make sure that this happens. And well, good job and here I am.
This occurred to me a few months ago to start looking for the next thing to look forward to and to live to. Well, that is easy really. And that is the Caminoheads Get Together in August. What could be better! We haven’t done a lot of planning as of yet but the dates are set at August 23rd – 26th.
Day Four of Lent and of the Everyday Camino with Annie. Our quote is one from Rumi: “Out beyond the idea of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” Annie talks of ways of mediating and the importance of it. I am going to diverge from that slightly since I am such a poor mediator or a non mediator. Well, my walk is really the closest that I get to it anything resembling.
The quote points to a place outside of our intellect and outside of the rules and regs that govern a certain portion of our existence. It wants us to gather there in this space. It wants us to leave our baggage behind and meet where we can look at things in a fresh manner. This is what I am seeing here.
Either way we are getting to a place that is outside of the norm, an extraordinary place. It is a new place to work from and to launch ourselves from. This is where the pilgrim comes from this place of being outside the norm or outside of the normal way. It is a sabbatical.
Time to go for now. I have a few hours to work on my firewood project. Then this afternoon is a memorial service for our neighbor Chris. Another person that cancer has taken from us.
Off we go loves, Felipé.