We are walking on the Via de la Plata, a religious pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. It is raining.
I read Chapter 43 of the Tao te Ching (translated by Steven Mitchell):
“The gentlest thing in the world
overcomes the hardest thing in the world.”
“That which has no substance
enters where there is no space.
This shows the value of non-action.”
We walk over a Roman bridge that leads to a village.
“Teaching without words,
performing without actions:
that is the Master’s way.”
We go into a village to buy coffee and some cheese. On the way back to the Camino we pass this fountain with pig statue.
The rain ends.
We have a snack – cheese and toast with pâté.
We go over a Roman culvert.
We have the the Menu del Dia (menu of the day)– it consists of three courses, each with choices. It starts with a beverage. We get beer and wine — and around here they also bring olives.
Karen has pork; I have ham croquettes (mashed potatoes, flour, onions, eggs, ham)
Dessert – ice cream (helado)