I’ve never done anything but dream. This, and this alone, has been the meaning of my life. My only real concern has been my inner life. FERNANDO PESSOA

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Lonely Travellers All

Farewell, farewell, to you who would hear,
You lonely travellers all,
The cold North wind will blow again,
The winding road does call.

And will you never return to see
Your bruised and beaten sons?
Oh, I would, I would, if welcome I were,
For they loathe me everyone.

And will you never cut the cloth
Or drink the light to be?
And can you never swear a year
To anyone of we?

No I will never cut the cloth
Or drink the light to be,
But I'll swear a year to one who lies
Asleep alongside of me.

Farewell, farewell, to you who would hear,
You lonely travellers all,
The cold North wind will blow again,
The winding road does call.

Lyrics: Richard Thompson; Voice: Sandy Denny

We've all heard of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. But I read on a blog the other day about another type of OCD: Obsessive Camino Disorder. Is this such a bad affliction? Perhaps less debilitating than some. Indeed it may be empowering. And you never know - some kind of order may arise from the disorder. And those wings may fly - at least part of the way.

Once bitten, forever smitten...

Hasta luego :-)

6 comments:

Rachel Fox said...

Come back with some good stories!
x

pilgrimpace said...

Buen Camino

(from another sufferer!)

Andy

Grace said...

I look forward to hearing about your travels.

Rebecca said...

Buen Camino, SW. Travel safe. Enjoy.

Rebecca

Anonymous said...

Oh...post if you can. I am shackled to a desk! Blogs like yours help so much. I too am becoming an OCD sufferer!
Wishing you all the very best, Karin

gleaner said...

Yes, come back with some good stories.. I think I could suffer the some disorder if I wasn't in exile in the antipodes.