Well I made it Conques Saturday afternoon as hoped for. As my Chemin
de St Jacques ended it is with a lot of emotion.
200 kilometres of waking in 9 days with elevation changes totaling
over several kilometres, it was physically exhausting and
exhilarating. Meeting and making 30 new friends de toute sorte de
nationalite, was socially rewarding. Spending time walking alone was
an inner journey I feel stronger for having made.
Conques is a world heritage medieval city and was a nice place to say
our goodbyes. Visited the Abbaye Church of St Foy for Sunday mass.
What I understood of the homily was that it is one thing to walk in
nature and see God's creation but to be a Christian requires a leap of
Faith to a higher plane. And that sums up what I felt and experienced
in this pilgrimage.
Merci Dieu et au Seigneur pour votre amor.
Made it back to Le Puy using La Male Postale minibus service in time
for the celebration dinner Sunday night with Marie and the Little
Design Community retreat participants.
The journey is the destination. And it's not over.