Caminar (v. inf. Spanish): to walk.
I thought when I first came here there would be a moment of realization when I found the closure I was looking for. A moment when the answers were all clear. I thought one part of my journey, the part of coming to Ireland, would have a definitive end point when the next part of the journey began-the part where I get down to living life here in Ireland. Somewhere along the way the two parts of my journey became one, and tonight I realize that there is no end to any journey in life, no one answer. The finality that we look for in the answers to life's greatest questions doesn't exist. The journey itself is the answer. Every day we get to take a breath is the answer. Every day we meet a new person is the answer. Every joyful thought, every moment of sorrow and desperation-these are the answers.
We are on un paseo, a walk. A walk through life. And its lovely and refreshing. Its terrifying and heartbreaking. It's magnificent and insignificant all at once. But its our one thing in life that's ours. Its our own beautiful journey.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
I just booked a ticket to go to Edinburgh, Scotland in a couple of weeks. Its a place I've always wanted to go, and I'm so excited! Every time I go somewhere new I learn so much about myself. Sometimes I can't believe this is my life. I'm a lucky girl.
|Edinburgh(photo courtesy concierge.com)|