Countdown timer to departure: o days and 12 hours.
I remember with my previous Camino in 2011 I have just started blogging. And then I thought it very original to write the title of the post ” ‘Cause I’m leavin’ on a jetplane…” Afterwards, with the growing wisdom as the years went by, I saw nearly every other person blogging also used that one to announce their departure.
But nobody ever announced their departure better than Douglas Adams’ dolphins…
Except Jesus, leaving his life behind on the cross with the word “tetelestai”… It is done…
But this is not done, it is the Genesis of a new adventure, and an Exodus into the desert out of our comfort zone, and I hope the Numbers add up. No clue what to do with Leviticus and Deuteronomy on this trip, might call my boots that…
I have woken up excited. It will be my first trip on an airplane in 7 years, since the last Camino. Last night we had the mother of all parties for our kids- the two of the four that could be with us. We had a marvelous rumpsteak on the grill, with some salads and wine, definitely wine- a good Pinotage. We had laughter and joy. And as I was laying in bed earlier this morning, the Camino softly greeted me. I felt joy and gratitude already. I have a wonderful wife walking alongside me on the journey of life. We are blessed with four beautiful children, each their own unique individual. I do have a very comfortable bed, which makes it very hard to get out of on such a winter’s day… (now that song will be spinning in my head for the next few hours…) I have friends that I can go to war with, and I even most of the time love my job.
Because I work with the pain of people every single day, I tend to see all the wrong things in life. I hear of everything that can go wrong daily. Unconsciously that creeps up to me at night, wondering when it will be my turn to hurt. But that is why I need experiences like the Camino. It is so good to focus on what is beautiful, what is possible, and how the Camino provides… Everything do work out in the end. That is what Pi Patel promised. 🙂
So yes, while the rest of the house are waking up, I thought I would just pack up my laptop, and then the keyboard has drawn me closer. I think everything is ok, I think I have remembered everything, and it found it’s place somewhere in my backpack.
So today is the day. The purple plane waits.
” ‘Cause I’m leaving, on a Jetplane, don’t know when I’ll be back again…”