Twists and turns along the Way
What is Camino?
Is it doggedly following the Way?
Or is it a constant opening to the reality of uncertainty?
Can we adapt, every moment, to the current conditions?
Surf the waves of change?
We have had a remarkable chance to explore the meaning of pilgrimage as dear friend Vicki, at the end of our day of walking in the rain on Sunday, slipped on a wet slope, dislocated her right ankle and broke her right leg.
Help soon arrived in the form of a nearby young couple, a crew of firefighters, two policemen, and two paramedics with ambulance. Vicki was strapped on a stretcher and lifted up the steps and we were whisked off to the local trauma hospital in Galdakao, a little further along the Camino.
Two days later, after surgery and recovery time, we were out and adapting with crutches and a wheelchair to a whole new Camino in Bilbao - meeting friend Kim from California and reconnecting with Ayyā Anopama - the four of us staying together in an apartment thanks to Kim's good friend Elan.
A time now to relax, wash clothes, do alms rounds in the city, visit the Guggenheim museum and enjoy friendship in beautiful Bilbao . . .