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On the Road Again #54

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An almost spiritual memory keeps flooding back from when we went exploring up in the higher pastures above Hora Sfakion. Overlooking the Mediterranean facing Africa we encountered a lone shepherd in traditional costume tending his sheep.
Lacking a common language, squatting on rocks, and sharing his food, we spent an afternoon achieving a profound empathy in what seemed a near biblical experience.
In an ultimate act of unimaginable generosity the shepherd gave Thomas his trusty crook - a twisted olive root with a rich patina from years of use.
We descended the mountain transformed. ‘Could that have been Jesus?’ we asked.

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    Neville Hunt over 4 years ago

    I think you've told me this one before Steve. What an amazing story. You never know...

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    Steve McBrevity over 4 years ago

    Yes I retrieved the Drable from my archives as the incident was part of this trip - about halfway geographically at least.

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    Neville Hunt over 4 years ago

    I agree with Drew :-)

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