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Suddenly there was real emotion and not a play of a theatre piece. Laughing, crying, running tears and a beating heart, that was making somersaults for being free.

When Play brings real emotions to the surface

von | Jun 29, 2020 | Camino Portugues | 0 Kommentare

Yes, I am back again writing some new lines of text for you to read. Or am I just writing this stuff for my very own entertainment?

I am into my 5th day of this journey, and I have not met a single pilgrim. If for a beer, a glass of wine or simply a good conversation. But today I met Niall, a pilgrim from the UK and he stays at the same albergue as I do. I was so happy that I offered to cook some pasta for us and boy have we been in for a feast. We finished almost the whole pack of spaghetti. Well done the two of us, as now we are pretty well filled up with plenty of carbs for the day(s) to come.

But what did I do before meeting someone? Well, I did some entertainment of my own. How about a game of playing emotions, just for fun. No-one is around and even if someone does show, I would not mind. I found a great place, a bench in a small wood and started making faces. Sad faces, strange faces, laughing faces and finally a truly serious face. As usually no-one is around and so I photographed myself while doing it. Gosh, I was laughing so much and yes I had a lot of fun. How easy it is, to show different emotions, isn’t it? After my show in the woods, without having an audience I packed up and walked a little longer through this amazing wood. Further down opened up a village. A truly sweet and bright little place. I walked slowly passed a white chapel and stopped. I felt touched and as during so many of my walks something comes through me that wants to be heard. Not heard by someone but by the presence of this moment. Suddenly there was real emotion and not a play of a theatre piece. Laughing, crying, running tears and a beating heart, that was making somersaults for being free. On every walk, this keeps happening to me and it does so without warning. It just shows up and says; “Hey, something is to feel here.” And so, I feel.

Being on walks is to feel, to live and embrace life as it is. Sometimes it shows up in the most beautiful ways. Today’s meeting shows me again how wonderful it is to have life unfold, instead of acting on a life one wants to live.

Loosen up, folks.

Bom Caminho.
Sven

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