Camino de Santiago
We rarely go to the movies. Aside from the whole theater experience, which I admit can be fun (but it can also be annoying when the person behind you talks through the movie) I pretty much like watching movies at home. Think about it – $17 admission versus $1.20 at Redbox?! In your home theater you can pause the movie when you have to “ahem” leave the room and you don’t miss the most dramatic/emotional/important part of the movie.
Bill and Paige just completed their Camino pilgrimage. They walked the entire 500 miles and lived to tell about it. I knew as soon as they set off I would ask Paige for an interview. Partly, because I knew she’d be honest about their pilgrimage and partly because I am so fascinated with the Camino.
“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” Paulo Coelho
A new year, a new time zone, a new way of living… it’s time to move forward, decisions to be made, parts of the world to be seen. We’re less than two months away from once again hitting the road. I am full of eager anticipation and angst, but more than anything I am ready. Well, almost.
The Voice of Resistance
A recent conversation, on a recent winter’s morning, sounded a little like this. Mine is the voice of resistance.
“What if nothing exists and we’re all in somebody’s dream?”
– Woody Allen
I suppose when anyone takes on an adventure that most consider a bit out-of-the ordinary, the inevitable questions arise, such as how does one even begin to figure out the logistics and what’s in the pack, Jack?
Abi leaned over and whispered in my ear, this driver is haulin ass! To which I replied, I know, but I’m trying not to think about it.
Day 1 St. Jean to Roncevaux
Right, left, right, left, walking the Camino de Santiago one step at a time I dragged my body into the courtyard of the convent of Roncevaux. I was the last one in our group of walkers to pass through the gate and as I did so a woman was smiling and waving me forward, while a man approached me.
Days 2 & 3
What you learn really quickly – I’m talking almost instantly – is that vanity has no place on the Camino de Santiago. Avoiding mirrors is a good idea; especially when you’re someone who gets her hair cut and colored every 4 weeks without fail.
Days 4, 5, & 6
Today, Day 6, is a day of rest. After 5 days of walking we decided it was time to rest.