Monday, October 24, 2011

Un mes ya se fue!

One month ago today I said my tearful goodbyes and boarded the plane...ten hours later I made my way through Madrid to Toledo to begin this wonderful adventure! It is difficult to believe that it has already been a month! Sometimes, it feels like I have been here for quite awhile, but mostly it feels like I just arrived. I think one thing is certain: my year here will fly.

While organizing my pictures (look to the right for a link!) I perused an album from Spain, 2010, aptly (and wittily?) titled: Holy Toledo. I laughed as I looked at pictures of places that are now familiar sights. During that day trip, and for months to follow, I never once thought I would be living in Toledo in two short years. Or Spain, for that matter. It is funny, how life works.

Stumbling across inspirational quotes seems to be a habit of late; here is another that I found recently, which reminded me that no matter how carefully I plan my life, God has created something much grander for me, if I would only take part:

"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."
-Joseph Campbell

I suppose it is fitting that on my one month "anniversary" with Spain it rained. It was a dark, rainy morning and it continued to pour throughout the day. Thankfully, by the time I had to walk through Sonseca and later through Toledo, the sun had returned.

And, the rain made for very pretty skies this evening:

So blue!

Ah, Toledo (and think, the really beautiful vista is behind me!).

It kind of resembles a tornado. Thankfully, it is just a cloud.

I love the river.

And I like this roof!

Un abrazo.

1 comment:

  1. Your Grandma Ocken enjoyed Joeseph Campbell. There wasa PBS series with Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell. Grandma would always call and ask: "Are you watching?"

    This link mentions the series, but I'm not sure if the original "The Power of Myth" is available online: