Camino Photo of the Day: Leaving Burgos

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 09:06 pm
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We left our albergue before dawn. The dim streetlight made for blurry photos, particularly since I had to hustle to keep up with Francine, who was bound and determined to find us some breakfast. A tricky proposition, since nothing was open yet. Still, Burgos is a big city.

Date: 13 April... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/camino/camino-photo-of-the-day-leaving-burgos/)



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Many apologies: there was no Camino Photo of the Day yesterday. My day was clouded under the influence of a migraine, and nothing useful could be done. Today, however, you have the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of Burgos Cathedral, where daily evening Mass is celebrated. After a pizza (!) dinner,... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/camino/camino-photo-of-the-day-blessed-sacrament-chapel-of-burgos-cathedral/)



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The Poetry of Apollo

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 05:46 pm
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On July 20, 1969, man first set foot upon the Moon. The project that took us to the Moon was called Apollo, ostensibly after the Greek god associated with hunting, harmony, and healing.
Perhaps the folks over at NASA had sense of humour, or maybe God the poet was at work again, for July 20 is... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/amateurmonk/the-poetry-of-apollo-2017/)



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Camino Photo of the Day: Some Streets have Stairs

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 05:02 pm
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This is a lovely example of a Spanish street (alley, really) with steps. You will find these pre-automobile streets everywhere on the Camino where a town or city has a serious elevation gain. And since most medieval towns were built on or next to easily defensible hills, that’s a... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/camino/camino-photo-of-the-day-some-streets-have-stairs/)



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Patience

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 11:43 am
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On the day before I travel to Bruges, my cleaner can't come, I have yet to get supplies for the cat sitter,there's a dispute over a broken ipad which has led to a tiny amount of odd behaviour and half the apple tree has split away; a fine meal for the local pig farm out of all these inadvertent windfalls, while I've spent the morning carving off the huge old branch and applying what can best be applied as an arboreal poultice in the pouring rain. Solutions for the tree include vaseline and duct tape. Part of me thinks they might also be useful re the dispute.

Camino Photo of the Day: Lost No More

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 03:10 pm
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I confess that, what with all of the mazy, crooked streets and endless courtyards in the medieval center of Burgos, I may have gotten slightly lost in my exploring. Of course, with no clear destination to my wandering, I suppose I wasn’t technically lost. I’d just misplaced myself... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/camino/camino-photo-of-the-day-lost-no-more/)



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Feet don't fail me now

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 07:48 pm
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It's ate bread now given that I've been home since Sunday and, as I suspected, the Dreamwidth exodus seems to have killed this journal stone dead but the tenth annual London extravaganza probably needs to be recorded anygate.

Ergo )

Camino Photo of the Day: Park Bench in Burgos

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 03:19 pm
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These statues are another feature of life in urban northern Spain. Some of them are quite delightful, others puzzling. I enjoy this elderly couple just relaxing on the plaza. I’m somewhat curious about the gentleman’s hat, as it seems more Basque than Castillian.

Date: 12 April... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/camino/camino-photo-of-the-day-park-bench-in-burgos/)



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Like many medieval cities, Burgos is full of these lovely hidden courtyards, sometimes accessible only through covered archways. This one is by no means atypical, though I did find it particularly pretty. The streets are a bit of a labyrinth, particularly when the buildings are tall enough and... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/camino/camino-photo-of-the-day-hidden-courtyard-in-burgos/)



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Fine Days, Bad Nights

Monday, July 17th, 2017 10:32 am
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This summer I've been making a real effort to go to free festivals in London. There are loads, and they're charming. The Lambeth Country Show was no exception, except that it had the most wonderful herb stalls of the lot. I wanted to buy things like mullein, skullcap and woad, stuff you don't see anymore, but I bottled out after buying some favourites of mine, Thyme and Vipers Bugloss for the bees, Catnip for kitties, Fennel and Dill for food and feathery loveliness, Roman Chamomile because it's irresistible. I should have bought southernwood and pennyroyal too. I should have just buried myself in a forest of herbs for the rest of the day...

And of course, always good to meet friends; the bro joined us, and all was great. The next day was about rest and catching up with someone who wanted to tell me some private stuff. Both nights I had terrible dreams.

Saturday night I dreamed I asked my father for some help with a hurt robin. One of its wings had been sheered right off, as though it had never had a wing there at all. It just hopped around while I tried to keep cats away. I wondered if the merciful thing was to kill it, then I looked down and saw on the ground one little dead bird, on top of which was another, smaller, dead bird, respectfully placed. Was I just collecting dead birds out of pointless cherishing?

Last night I dreamed I was having an interview with an old lecturer of mine: He was a small gentle man in real life; here he was berating me about my bad behaviour in the past, a paper of mine he had marked 17 and a half out of something. The paper was about fairies, but he said it wasn't pointed enough, and he had written awful comments about me. One was something about raging/flaming/some adjective describing overwhelming depression and there was something about psychopathy, which, in the dream, made me wonder if I was my father. Having realised that I wasn't, I took the lecturer to task, asking him how he thought these comments would help me at all. I reminded him of the room I had stayed in, where there were problems with ghosts. He laughed. 'Well, you would have trouble in that room,' he said, but agreed his words had not been helpful. I tore a strip off him. We were travelling with a group somewhere. I didn't care, not about the group, not about him.

Maybe this had to do with me having a PTSD episode last night, my first in a long time, triggered by something on TV. I don't know. But I feel very uncomfortable today and once again feel a kind of coldness around me.

God I need some decent sleep.

Camino Photo of the Day: the Streets of Burgos

Sunday, July 16th, 2017 06:20 pm
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This weird method of tree grafting may be seen throughout Castilla y León. Not sure why it’s so popular. One can only assume that these trees look better once their leaves come in.

Date: 12 April 2016
Place: Burgos (Castilla y León, Spain)
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Did I mention you can see the Cathedral everywhere? Well, you pretty much can. I’ll say this – despite the mazy winding of the medieval streets and the random, hidden courtyards, it’s extremely difficult to actually get lost in central Burgos. You can always find your way to... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/camino/camino-photo-of-the-day-across-the-river-from-burgos-cathedral/)



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Festival

Friday, July 14th, 2017 10:28 pm
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Let's go swimming in music
The castles will come to us
even a brick wants to move
That's the reason things fall down

Show me your dance of passion
Cross my palms with smiles and silver,
I'm a black cat on the pavement,
Treat me well and you'll be lucky

And you may call it nonsense,
While I smile and pull you closer,
Going nowhere, Ima kiss you
By Carnival and Moonlight.

Camino Photo of the Day: Burgos Post Office

Friday, July 14th, 2017 03:08 pm
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After touring the Cathedral and having a bit of lunch, Francine rested in the albergue while I popped across the river to the Post Office. I mailed home a number of postcards and a box of accumulated souvenirs and “things I’m unlikely to use again on this Camino”. This... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/camino/camino-photo-of-the-day-burgos-post-office/)



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Broken habits

Friday, July 14th, 2017 07:44 am
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I haven't quite taken to Dreamwidth, so find myself engaging with it less. My discipline is lax, and too much is happening. It has always been a point of mine to record my dreams, and even that isn't quite working despite my dreams being lurid and almost lucid.

There was one of some kind of crocodile birthing place, full of baby crocs. One full grown croc rose and grabbed a boy in his jaws. I didn't see any eating or pain, and in my dreams I felt a dismay but no tragedy. The croc had to eat, the boy was in the water...

Then there was yesterday's dream, where I saw an old friend (CD) and then woke up convinced R had gone to work. He hadn't - he was in the bed beside me. But I wandered round the house convinced I was alone till I heard phantom noises in the kitchen. Then it gets muddled between sleeping and waking.

Last night I dreamt I was in 15th/16th century clothing, except it was costume rather than real because the top and bottom were separates. I recall an ornate cape/cloak with slits through which I put my arms. In the dream I was marrying someone very unlikely from long ago, but it wasn't real... it was an elaborate staged part of a role playing game; people were meant to attack during the wedding. I saw the attack beginning; I was perfectly safe of course.

I had so many rings on my fingers they kept dropping off - the rings, not the fingers. I got them confused but didn't lose them.

In real life, visits from friends have been charming, dinner on my birthday was at a fantastic Japanese place in town, and a stranger cat is hanging around the house. He is very wounded indeed, a huge gash in his neck which stinks of infection. I have called the RSPCA who might be able to bring a cat catcher round today, but haven't been that helpful so far. He is too wary for me to catch him but he sits and stares at me. I have fed him a bit; if he dies - and he will die, if that infection goes much further - at least he will have a meal inside him. But I hope I can catch him, gangrene is a most unpleasant end.

The Emperor Saint

Thursday, July 13th, 2017 03:21 pm
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It’s a pretty rare thing when Kings become saints, or at least become canonized saints. I can only think of a handful off the top of my head, though I’m sure there are more: Saint Louis IX of France, Saint Edward the Confessor of Anglo-Saxon England, Saint Stephen of Hungary.
Today... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/amateurmonk/the-emperor-saint-2017/)



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File under: Annual, History, Prayer, Saints

Camino Photo of the Day: El Cid

Thursday, July 13th, 2017 03:04 pm
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El Cid was a medieval Spanish nobleman, military leader, and subject of song and story. His real name was Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, and he lived from about 1040 to 1099. He received his nickname from the Moors, probably from the original Arabic al-Sayyid meaning The Master (Doctor Who fans take... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/camino/camino-photo-of-the-day-el-cid/)



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On Vestments

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 05:02 pm
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There is a tendency in the modern world to minimize the use of vestments in the liturgy. In my early days as a Catholic, it was not unusual to see a priest celebrate Mass wearing only an alb and a stole. Often, this was taken as a sign of humility on the part of the celebrant. It is, in fact,... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/amateurmonk/on-vestments/)



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File under: Rants, Rev. Michael Wagner, Save the Liturgy, Save the World

Camino Photo of the Day: Nice Things

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 03:03 pm
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This is why we can’t have nice things: the shop is closed. This shop, with its English-language name, is located in the medieval center of Burgos. Across the street is a frozen yogurt parlour named Smöoy. I’ve no idea what language that’s meant to be.

Date: 12 April... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/camino/camino-photo-of-the-day-nice-things/)



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Random Political Thought of the Day

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 05:42 pm
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"I don’t know which is worse: that everyone has his price, or that the price is always so low."

(Calvin & Hobbes)

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