Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Yesterday we started with the prologue of our pilgrimage and today we are really starting to walk the road to Santiago De Compostela.
Back in the early Middle Ages, Oviedo was the starting point of the Road to Santiago, but most pilgrims started (and still start nowadays) in the Pyrenees in a little village called Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. This is the place were our guide, Paulo Coelho (through his novel The Pilgrimage), starts his pilgrimage to recover and regain the power and the light of his sword which he lost at the start of this novel.
[...] "You’re supposed to go to France and, at Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, seek out Mme Lourdes. She is going to put you in touch with someone who will guide you along the Road to Santiago."[...]
rising from the depths of the pond
like a river flows onwards
uncertain of its goal
I think "The Pilgrimage" has a deeper meaning and I hope to discover that deeper meaning together with you here at Carpe Diem.
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until January 7th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode, later on.