Yes to your open road, your warm invitations.
The Camino de Santiago (‘Way of Saint James’) pilgrimage is becoming more and more popular these days among vacationers, spiritual seekers and adventurists. People can start wherever they like – from Saint James’ Gate in Dublin, Saint Jean Pied de Port in Southern France, Lisbon in Portugal – but all are destined to Santiago de Compostela (‘Stars field’) in North Western Spain and often beyond to Finisterre (‘End of the earth’) on the Spanish coast. I have walked the hilly, flat, and rocky roads on four occasions: alone, with family and a Church group. Each time was special, each time had its challenges, but what they all had in common was an experience of ‘group consciousness’. Continue reading “Invitations”