I knock on the thick wooden door just as the last vestiges of sunlight disappear over the horizon. Had I not just bumped into the only two people, plus their dog, walking around this silent town I would most certainly be finishing the day outside in the dark; exactly the same way I started it 14 hours ago and 25 miles away.
Marianne Williamson said:
“Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”
This time last year, I was walking the Camino de Santiago, the 1,000 year old pilgrimage route across Northern Spain. It was an amazing journey of 500 miles, over 31 days. I also experienced a walk in the dark.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I regret I have no inspiring speech for you this morning. For the past week, I was walking in Spain and spent some of my time wracking my brains for material worthy for this inspirational speech and which would make Winston Churchill proud had it been a speech of his own.