a constant victim
of fickle sea’s eviction
vagrant hermit crab
Kim M. Russell, 2017
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My response to Carpe Diem #1134 beyond control
Chèvrefeuille asks if we know the feeling that we are losing control; that time (for example) is like grains of sand through our fingers? He says that no one can control life or the world and we will always lose that battle. But, he suggests, maybe we have to let go and just accept the things we encounter on our path. He says that this is one of the lessons the Road to Santiago teaches us.
the caged bird
‘Beyond control’ refers to events in The Pilgrimage. On the Road to Santiago, Paulo encounters several difficulties beyond his control. One day he is attacked by a horrible dog and he walks on with wounded hands. He encounters that dog many times and he eventually goes to a gypsy fortune teller to ask her why this dog is on his path so often. It turns out that the dog is his demon, the back-pack he has to carry, and will leave him alone only when he has conquered his fears, his pride, his greed and more.