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“From contentment with little comes happiness” African proverb.

While in Frómista I was lucky to have enjoyed in the Iglesía San Martín a classical concert given in memory of the terrorists attacks in New York City and Madrid. The performers were a husband and wife team from Puerto Rico. The husband played a sublime classical guitar and his wife matched him in beauty with a well-trained and melodious singing voice. At times I was overtaken with the beauty of the performances mixed in with that of the church. At the end the duo performed Psalm 131 as a tribute to we Peregrinos in attendance. Here are the words that she sang:

I met the couple afterwards and thanked them and told them,

Han venido desde la Isla del Encanto para encantarnos

You’ve come from the Island of Enchantment to enchant us

PSALM 131

Lord, my heart is not haughty,
Nor my eyes lofty.
Neither do I concern myself with great matters,
Nor with things too profound for me.

Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul,
Like a weaned child with his mother;
Like a weaned child is my soul within me.

O Israel, hope in the Lord
From this time forth and forever.

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