We leave before 7:00 for Puebla de Sanchez Perez. We will walk more than 13 miles. We pick up the Camino behind the church.
I read chapter 34 of the Tao the Ching:
“The great Tao flows everywhere.
All things are born from it,
yet it doesn’t create them.”
As the sun rose, we saw a huge figure of a bull in the distance.
“It pours itself into its work,
yet it makes no claim.”
“It nourishes infinite worlds,
yet it doesn’t hold on to them.”
They grow grapes, olives, and wheat here.
“Since it is merged with all things
and hidden in their hearts,
it can be called humble.”
“Since all things vanish into it
and it alone endures,”
“It can be called great.”
“It isn’t aware of its greatness;
thus it is truly great.”
We arrive at the edge of Puebla de Sanchez Perez — very tired.