Tuesday, August 22nd 2017
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Camino Afterthought #6

Often when we meet others, we ask:  “And what do you do?” In that way, we defined others by their work. And in turn, we are defined by our work. On the Camino, people are careful not to ask that or other prying questions. You learn about others only what they want to tell you.

So we don’t know if the people we meet are doctors, hairdressers, or Indian chiefs. We do know if they are courteous, helpful, thoughtful, and pleasant in spite of crowded hostels with limited facilities and the long trek over rough terrain.

The Camino is not anonymous. You are known there, but you are known not by your status, family, marital status, or income. Instead, you are known for yourself.

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