A Sign Of Hope To Guide Us

by johnandterri

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Terri and I were so grateful for the wonderful “Yellow Arrow” signs on the entire length of the Camino to help keep us on the path to Santiago de Compostela. We came to really count on them to point the way for us and we only really messed on one time and had to backtrack less than a half hour to get back on the path again.

The “Camino yellow arrows” were a sign of hope for us, if we stayed on the path of the “yellow arrows” we had a solid hope we would find our way to Santiago. Coming home from our Camino walk and applying the “yellow arrow of hope” to my life today, I have some thoughts to share with you.

As I mentioned in the last post, I had just finished a great book called “Amusing ourselves to death”. This book has made me think more deeply as I said in my last blog, questioning how much I am living to be entertained or amused versus living life with purpose and meaning. What do I mean by this? At the end of my life, I want to remembered not for how much I was entertained and amused with this life but by how I loved and cared for family, friends and neighbor. This is the path, I chose. This is the path of hope. This is where the “yellow arrow of hope” leads for me.

Blessings and all good,

John

P.S.

I wanted to share with you I will be at the opening of the Summer Market in Edmonds this Saturday June 17th with my photography booth, Blue Skies Photography. Like last year I will be there once a month for June, July, August and September.

Please don’t confuse this with the Edmonds Art Festival that opens this weekend (Friday through Sunday). I will not have a booth in the Arts Festival but the Edmonds Summer Market in downtown Edmonds.

Now that being said, one of my photographs was accepted by the Edmonds Art Festival juried competition and will be displayed in the Photography room. It is called “Peace Amid Turbulence”.

Photograph of the Week

Bright and Full of Light

I find hope in this image as out of the barren and hard ground grows these amazing flowers that no one tends. I have creatively processed the photograph as you can see to emphasize this stark contrast.