Sometimes when we can see a daunting climb ahead, we have to fight discouragement, as we did leaving Castrojeriz a few days ago:
About halfway up, we were boosted by the beauty:
And at the top, looking back at where we’d started? We felt capable.
It was yet another lesson on this pilgrimage. We were reminded that “fear” can be an acronym for “False Expectations Appearing Real.” In pushing through, we may discover we have been given more strength than we knew, and with it a special beauty we might have otherwise missed.