Thursday, August 24th 2017
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Camino Afterthought #5

If you wash and wear the same three t-shirts and two pair of slacks for a month, on occasion your clothes don’t match. If you get up in the dark, pack your backpack, and leave in the dark, there’s not much opportunity to put on makeup. If you shower and wash your hair in a community shower without a blow dryer, and sometimes not even a mirror, and then wear a hat for several hours, you definitely will have a bad hair day.

Bit by bit on the Camino, we—and other pilgrims–became stripped to the essential person. To our delight, we found that people liked us, not for the outer person, but for ourselves.

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