The Pilgrim Year

a new year dances
ahead; tired and hungover,
the old one limps away

Kim M. Russell, 2017

My response to Carpe Diem #1113 The Pilgrimage starts — the prologue

This month we will walk the road to Santiago de Compostela as we read The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho.

[…] “The Master approached me and placed my new sword on the earth that now covered the grave of my ancient one. All of us spread our arms wide, and the Master, invoking his power, created a strange light that surrounded us; it did not illuminate, but it was clearly visible, and it caused the figures of those who were there to take on a color that was different from the yellowish tinge cast by the fire.” […] (Quote from The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho.)

 At the start of this novel by Paulo Coelho, he buries his old sword, his old light. He has grown spiritual and is now ready to grow to a higher level of consciousness. Therefore he needs a new sword …, but he is too hasty, too greedy and his master gives him a lesson and a new task.

 […] “Because of your avidity, you will now have to seek again for your sword. And because of your pride, you will have to seek it among simple people. Because of your fascination with miracles, you will have to struggle to recapture what was about to be given to you so generously.” […] (Quote from The Pilgrimage)

 a new light
another year has started
nothing changed

© Chèvrefeuille

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