Monthly Archives: October 2013

An Accidental Pilgrimage

Fatima We originally discussed the trip to Portugal as a novel opportunity to visit the ancestral home of my in laws who had come from Portugal. My wife has a very deep attachment for the old country, and many relatives that make up an extraordinarily large family. I had never been there and didn’t speak the language, so I knew I would be completely at her mercy for every need I had. We flew from Greensboro to New Jersey, and then across the Atlantic to Lisbon, Portugal. I had no idea what this visit would entail or that it would have a profound effect on me. Continue reading “An Accidental Pilgrimage” »