Wednesday, October 18th 2017

Camino Afterthought

In our technological twenty-first century, we have become accustomed to experiencing the world and other people indirectly. We see the world and others through the windows of our air conditioned cars and homes and on the screens of computers, TVs, and movie theaters.

Walking days and days in all weather over difficult terrain on the Camino brought us into intimate contact with the earth. We found it unbelievably beautiful, even in the wind and rain and cold.

Sharing dormitory-style accommodations, meals, and the journey connected us to the other pilgrims, temporarily dispelling the isolation of modern life. We found the other pilgrims from all over the world to be a lot like us.

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