A short post, after a ‘short’ day.
I’ve been suffering from terrible insomnia the past weeks, and last night was no exception. I finally went to bed at 07:00 (yes, this morning), after having watched the sun rise over the Indian Ocean.
I’ve never in my life had difficulty sleeping, so this is extremely difficult for me – I love my sleep.
Late last night a message came through on my phone from a friend that I’ve known for many years.
‘Kwakwaaaa!’ (what an intro!)
‘Ek vertrek oormôre na Spanje vir ses maande. Onthou dat ek daar is en dat ek slaapplek het.
En, onthou dat ons vriende is.’
Dankie, Theo – soos ek in my antwoord gesê het, ek’t al gewonder hóé ek so skimp gaan benader?
So, not only will I take on the Camino Frances, but I’ll visit a friend once I’m done. And, seeing that I planned on travelling down to Valencia (after the Camino), and Theo’s a mere 60km’s from there, I may actually save a few Euro’s on accommodation.
And then, my friend Theo, ends his late night message with this:
Ring the bells that can still ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in
That’s how the light gets in.
I’m about to get myself ready for my final night at Bush Tavern!
Tomorrow I’m heading home – to my boys!
God, how I miss them.
PS. My tattoos are healing magnificently.