A good end cannot sanctify evil means; nor must we ever do evil, that good may come of it... We are too ready to retaliate, rather than forgive... And yet we could hurt no man that we believe loves us. Let us try then what love will do: for if men did once see we love them, we should soon find they would not harm us. Force may subdue, but Love gains: and he that forgives first, wins the laurel.
William Penn

Be patterns, be examples in all countries, places, islands, nations wherever you come; that your carriage and life may preach among all sorts of people, and to them; then you will come to walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone...
George Fox

Friday, May 25, 2012

Girona, to Banyoles, to the Village of Llado

A street in Banyoles, where I stayed the night after leaving Girona

Banyoles' beautiful lake was the site of some of the '92 Barcelona Olympic Games  water competition

Xavi, one of my hosts in Banyoles, invited me to talk about the  walk to the Middle East at one of his English classes

Xavi and Merce, my generous hosts in Banyoles. We had a few good laughs together.


A street in the village of Llado

My host in Llado, Isaac, on the right, who is a salesman, philosopher, political theorist, historian, sociologist, and many other things, including a kind person. On the left, flatmate Oscar, who is a carpenter and musician, and also a hospitable chap. And in the back, Sharon, fellow 'couchsurfer' from LA, who is a student in Lyon, and another friend.

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