Sunday, November 13, 2016
The Miracle of the Apples
The day I left Santa Celia on the Aragones Route, I was very hungry. I had not found the tiny tienda in the bar in town, and had eaten nothing for breakfast. There was a definite chill in the early morning air and I pulled the sleeves of my jacket down over my hands to keep them warm.
As I walked, my stomach growled and I began to daydream about food.
" Oh man, I sure would love to have something to eat... some FRUIT would be awesome!"
I thought about figs, and grapes, and apples, and nectarines and my mouth began to water. But there was no town in sight and I knew it was going to be a long day. I should have planned more wisely...
I walked on, and on, one step in front of the other, a kilometer, then two... dreaming about food...
Then, I rounded a corner, and there on the dew-drenched grass, in the middle of nowhere, sat two perfect apples.
I laughed out loud!
It was Camino magic working again!
I picked one up and bit into it.
It was ice-cold, crunchy, and sweeter than any apple I have ever eaten before!
What a treat!
I ate that apple right down to the seeds, then devoured the other.
Smiling and full, I continued to walk as I thought, "Thank you Santiago! Thank you Camino!"