Actually we are back in the USA but I am going to publish some final blogs from our trip to Spain in July.
We took a bus to Ovieda and are in the Archialogical Museum close to the cathedral.
Here is a video showing Roman burial practices in Spain (first century, approximately).
Here are some stone grave markers.
I read Chapter 20 of the Tao te Ching, translated by Steven Mitchell:
“Stop thinking, and end your problems.
What difference between yes and no?
What difference between success and failure?”
We look at the Paleolithic (Stone Age) exhibits.
“Must you value what others value,
avoid what others avoid?
“Other people are excited,
as though they were at a parade.”
Tomb of Medieval king
Above is an important family tree — specific men defeated the Moors and this area became a center of resistance and of re-conquest.
“I alone don’t care,
I alone am expressionless,
like an infant before it can smile.”
“Other people have what they need;
I alone possess nothing.
I alone drift about,
like someone without a home.”
“I am like an idiot, my mind is so empty.
Other people are bright;
I alone am dark.
Other people are sharper;
I alone am dull.
Other people have a purpose;
I alone don’t know.
I drift like a wave on the ocean,
I blow as aimless as the wind.”
“I am different from ordinary people.
I drink from the Great Mother’s breasts.”