We start walking to Guillena, where we will stay at the Hostal Frances — then walk to Castilblanco de los Arroyo.
In Sevilla, we watch closely for the arrows.
I take a picture of a tile. The Camino turns right.
I read Chapter 29 of the Tao the Ching.
“Do you want to improve the world?
I don’t think it can be done.”
The Camino tile is on the wall, at the top.
“The world is sacred.
It can’t be improved.”
“If you tamper with it, you’ll ruin it.
If you treat it like an object, you’ll lose it.”
“There is a time for being ahead,
a time for being behind.”
“A time for being in motion,
a time for being at rest.”
We arrive at the edge of Guillena.
“A time for being vigorous,
a time for being exhausted.”
In the morning — we’re off,
“A time for being safe,
a time for being in danger.”
Walking past the castle.
“The Master sees things as they are,
without trying to control them.”
Beautiful — but we are exhausted and the sun is hot.
Less than a thousand kilometers to go!
“She lets them go their own way,
and resides at the center of the circle.”
Castilblanco de las Arroyo – we are still alive and will take a day resting here to recover.