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Slaying Demons

 

Aquí teniu el post en Català. 

There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind. ~Fyodor Dostoevsky

A Jenn story

In our last post, we listed our biggest fears. While some fall into the “very scary” category, a good number of them are unlikely-to-happen, worst-case scenarios. They merit concern and forethought,  but there’s not too much else that can be done about them.

Often , the tougher part is dealing with the “little fears” that show up out of the blue. These are the worries that worm their way into your head, and create a domino effect that can get the best of you and ruin a night’s sleep.

Here’s one of those little things that turned me upside down during our GR 92 walk last summer, and something I’m learning how to work through. 
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Som Discrets

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Tots tenim un llum interior que llueix de formes diferents. Si pares atenció i t’apropes, podràs veure’l als ulls o al somriure de les persones. A vegades s’expressa com un cop de ma, com una sincera abraçada o unes dolces paraules.

El llum que nosaltres dos portem dins, a tot arreu del món a on anem, el mostrem en forma de completa i bocabadada admiració, apreciació amb els nostres cors oberts de bat a bat i un profund humil respecte.

Ens movem a través dels països, nacions o estats de manera discreta, fugint de la no desitjada atenció i mirant de fondre’ns i difuminar-nos entre la societat local (tot i que no acostuma a ser gaire fàcil degut a la nostra vestimenta o les nostres ‘pintes’). Sovint ens sorprenem i fem conya quan acabem travessant aquelles portes del darrere per on entren els ‘mortals’, les persones normals que viuen la seva vida quotidiana, per on van a treballar, o al mercat. Sovint fem conya dient que utilitzem no les portes dels turistes, les portes dels convidats, sinó que entrem per les portes del ‘servei de la casa’, de les mestresses, dels pares i dels fills. Hem de confessar que ens agrada quan voltem món i els locals no saben esbrinar ni encertar d’on som o d’on venim. La discreció és la nostra manera ideal de viatjar. Passar desapercebuts, un dels nostres ideals. No ens agrada aparèixer a cap radar, ni ser el centre d’atenció. Ens agrada explorar el món sent, només, Jenn i Lluís.

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In the Shadow of Light

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“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I will meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about
language, ideas, even the phrase ‘each other’
doesn’t make any sense.”
~ Rumi

We all have a light in us. It shines in different ways. If you look close, you’ll see it in someone’s eyes or in their smile. It expresses itself as a helping hand, a compassionate hug or kind words.

The light the two of us carry wherever we go often comes in the form of silent awe, wholehearted appreciation and humble respect.

We move through countries discreetly, shying away from unwanted attention and blending into the background. We joke about our unassuming entrances through back doors where “the mortals” walk, where everyday, normal people like us shuffle through their day getting to work, going home or heading to the market. We like when we’re out in the world and people can’t figure out where we’re from. Going unnoticed is our travel ideal. We like not showing up on the radar screen. We enjoy being just Lluís and Jenn.

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