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Camino effects at home -- years later

Camino(s) past & future
March/April 2015, Late April 2016, Sept/Oct 2017
#1
Driving home in the dark a few weeks ago in the pouring rain, my 17yo son asked if I would pull over so he could walk. We hadn't been getting along for a few days and our drive had been silent. We were about 3 miles from home.
"Here?" I asked.
"Yes, here." he said. So I pulled over, and he stepped out into the dark downpour.
I said to him "Buen Camino, Perigrino." He gave me a grin as he swung the car door shut.

So glad we walked together 2015 and 2016.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
#2
At home we all remember and many hope to give back a part of what has been gleaned. Some may serve as hospitaleros offering physical assistance to fellow pilgrims. Others share their journeys anew offering tips/advice by writing to unknown readers as for example in blogs, books or on this Forum....
Every morning I wake and wonder how it might be walking that day in such heat or rain or snow. Every evening when offering silent thanks for the gift of the present day I give special thanks for ten years of personal camino memories and hope that I may "wear" a pilgrim shell until the end.
 

efdoucette

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2011 Camino Frances
2012 Porto
2013 Le Puy
2014 Francigena
2015 - 2018 More ...
#3
Kelleymac, Nice to hear that your son likes to walk, comes in handy sometimes, like when it's time to find some space. Hopefully it is something he will always enjoy.
I try to walk everyday, my normal is 9 km. Every walk is a treat, I never take it for granted, and every walk at some point reminds me of the Camino. The weather, the terrain, how I feel, memories, hello's & waves ... all take me back to the Camino. The Camino sure has enhanced my life.
 

domigee

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(x4), Fisterra/Muxía(x2), VdlP, Jerusalem, VF, Walsingham,
C inglés. 2019? Who knows! ;-)
#4
I try to walk everyday, my normal is 9 km. Every walk is a treat, I never take it for granted.
Those words resonate with me. I always feel very privileged to be able to walk. It can be a ‘boring’ (only because so well known) 5 km round walk from my house to town. It can be longer walks further afield I try to do once a week. Whatever. Always a privilege and new things to be discovered every time.
I agree, @efdoucette , walking the Camino did enhance my life too. I didn’t know what I was missing and I am now deeply grateful. :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances , St Jean Pied de Port - Finisterra May/ June 2017
Le Puy en Velay - Ales May 2018
#5
My mother is on her death bed at the moment , I have lost two uncles and two dear close friends in the last three months, another has a few months to live and I am waiting for results of a scan for cancer myself .
Without the strength and memories gleaned from my last two Caminos I doubt if I would be able to cope . Somehow I have tapped into the collective spiritual strength of pilgrims the world over . For this I am so very grateful .
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis, 2014
Camino Portuguese 2015
Camino Francis, 2016 & Hospitalera in Viana Spain
Etc.
#7
At home we all remember and many hope to give back a part of what has been gleaned. Some may serve as hospitaleros offering physical assistance to fellow pilgrims. Others share their journeys anew offering tips/advice by writing to unknown readers as for example in blogs, books or on this Forum....
Every morning I wake and wonder how it might be walking that day in such heat or rain or snow. Every evening when offering silent thanks for the gift of the present day I give special thanks for ten years of personal camino memories and hope that I may "wear" a pilgrim shell until the end.
As do I.
 

cathn

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Completed one 550 Miile and six partial caminos
#8
My mother is on her death bed at the moment , I have lost two uncles and two dear close friends in the last three months, another has a few months to live and I am waiting for results of a scan for cancer myself .
Without the strength and memories gleaned from my last two Caminos I doubt if I would be able to cope . Somehow I have tapped into the collective spiritual strength of pilgrims the world over . For this I am so very grateful .
Our thoughts are with you from a fellow pilgrim.
 

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