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Happy 80th birthday, Martin Sheen

JohnLloyd

Author of "Go Your Own Way"
Camino(s) past & future
Francés - SJPDP to SdC - Autumn 2018
Portugués - Porto to SdC - Spring 2019
Francés again - ASAP
Happy 80th birthday to Martin Sheen, a man whose body of work stands tall in the history of American cinema.

One film in particular stands out, doesn’t it?

Thank you, Martin, Emilio, Taylor and all of the Estevez family - I’ll raise a glass to you all today.


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Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
I will raise a glass as well. If not for their vision in making the movie "The Way" I sincerely doubt I would know about these fascinating and delightful trails in Spain. The planning of, and walking my five pilgrimages has occupied my mind in retirement and given me much pleasure...I hope there are another five left in my future!
 

Marbe2

Active member
Camino(s) past & future
2015-2019 walked all or more than half of CF 7 times... CP recently cancelled by Covid 19!
....The planning of, and walking my five pilgrimages has occupied my mind in retirement and given me much pleasure...I hope there are another five left in my future!

@Caminochrissy
May you have at least 10 more Caminos!😄🙏🏻❤
 
Camino(s) past & future
Cam Frances SJPDP to Santiago ('17): Finisterre ('17); Muxia ('17): Camino Portuguese ('19)
I’d like to chime in and add my Happy Birthday wishes as well.

As “Daniel” said, “You don’t choose a life, you live a life.” I would say, for many, The Way was the introduction to world of Camino walking and what one might gain along The Way and what one might leave behind. The Camino experience takes folks out of their comfort zone, or at the very least out of their day to day lives. It allows gratitude to seep in...not for the realization of what’s being left behind in terms of creature creature comforts, but rather the opportunity to really stop and live in the moment. The camino provides the solitude to really work through perspectives. There are many gifts received: a sense of accomplishment; expanding geographic horizons and vision to be more inclusive, more globally aware; overcoming fears and quelling anxieties; trusting; perhaps relying on; and being reminded that humanity is pretty wonderful when racism, narcissism, bias, and subjugation don’t exist.

So, “Tom Avery” make it a great day and celebrate as if you were in the frenzy of Morocco! Keep living your life! ;)
 

RJM

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
A few times
Hope he reads these wishes...happy birthday.
Really enjoyed The Way. I also really like the movie he made with Sissy Specek, "Badlands".
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014 & 2019) Camino Portuguese (2016) - debating one more (2024)
I’d like to chime in and add my Happy Birthday wishes as well.

As “Daniel” said, “You don’t choose a life, you live a life.” I would say, for many, The Way was the introduction to world of Camino walking and what one might gain along The Way and what one might leave behind. The Camino experience takes folks out of their comfort zone, or at the very least out of their day to day lives. It allows gratitude to seep in...not for the realization of what’s being left behind in terms of creature creature comforts, but rather the opportunity to really stop and live in the moment. The camino provides the solitude to really work through perspectives. There are many gifts received: a sense of accomplishment; expanding geographic horizons and vision to be more inclusive, more globally aware; overcoming fears and quelling anxieties; trusting; perhaps relying on; and being reminded that humanity is pretty wonderful when racism, narcissism, bias, and subjugation don’t exist.

So, “Tom Avery” make it a great day and celebrate as if you were in the frenzy of Morocco! Keep living your life! ;)
Beautiful written and said MaineSally - I've recently been thinking about my 2019 Camino Frances journey and the gifts that I seem to keep receiving from that long, long walk. And Daniel's words "You don't choose a life, you live a life" continually remind me to live my life. Thank you.
 

Walking Lover

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CdS from Leon to Santiago, June 16, 2016 to June 30, 2016.
Happy 80th birthday to Martin Sheen, a man whose body of work stands tall in the history of American cinema.

One film in particular stands out, doesn’t it?

Thank you, Martin, Emilio, Taylor and all of the Estevez family - I’ll raise a glass to you all today.


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I listen to this movie nearly every night. It calms my soul.
 

MichelleElynHogan

Veteran Member
I, too, will raise a glass to Ramone (Martin), not only to Himself and his Family and his body opf work, but to his Ancestry.

His Mother, so his Ancestors, and my Great Great Grandfather both come from Borrisokane, in the North of Tipperary County, Ireland. He visits there often, I am told but our paths have never crossed, yet.

So, when I head out for a Camino, I usually used Dublin as a hub and that allows me to visit the old Townlands. Fingers crossed for 2021.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!🎂🎂🎂🍷🍷🍷❤❤❤
 
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Br. Dick Tandy ofm

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
El Ingles - Finisterre . 2017
I'm at Martin on several occasions. Please I'm not bragging it may sound like it. I want to illustrate what type of human being Martin Is. He is one of the most thoughtful, caring, and giving human being I ever met. He's not afraid to show his Humanity.
Yes, happy birthday to a beautiful human being.
 

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Marie Christian

Daniele
Camino(s) past & future
September 2016
I, too, will raise a glass to Ramone (Martin), not only to Himself and his Family and his body opf work, but to his Ancestry.

His Mother, so his Ancestors, and my Great Great Grandfather both come from Borrisokane, in the North of Tipperary County, Ireland. He visits there often, I am told but our paths have never crossed, yet.

So, when I head out for a Camino, I usually used Dublin as a hub and that allows me to visit the old Townlands. Fingers crossed for 2021.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!🎂🎂🎂🍷🍷🍷❤❤❤
Happy birthday Martin. I really enjoyed the whole series of West Wing and of course The Way which encouraged me to walk the Way myself and it transformed my life....
 

MichelleElynHogan

Veteran Member
Happy birthday Martin. I really enjoyed the whole series of West Wing and of course The Way which encouraged me to walk the Way myself and it transformed my life....
Many of his movies are available on Youtube for free. As an example, Stella Days is a story filmed in Borrisokane, Ireland.
 

JPL

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Oct 2015; Camino dos Faros July 2019
Allow me to add my best wishes to Mr Sheen. I too originally learned about the Camino from The Way, and have watched it too many times to count. As I walked the Camino Frances in Oct 2015, I found joy in experiencing places that I had seen in the movie.
 

Stivandrer

Perambulating & Curious. Rep stravaiging offender
Camino(s) past & future
I´ve got Camino plans until 2042,
- or till I fall flat on my face, whichever comes first !!
The other day, when it was overcast and generally a nondescript day, I lounged on the sofa to take the weight off my twisted ankle, leg propped up high....
- and played The Way yet another time.

Oh what a treat....

my high point is always the Alanis Morisette - Thank You sequence , where I startle the cats by loudly singing along...
afterwards there is tea and bisquits and the watching of the extra material...

This is my second copy as the first one is on eternal loan to somebody....
 
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JP

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2014 & 2017
Camino Portuguese 2016
Camino Del Norte 2019.
I was aware of the Camino before seeing the Way, but right after seeing the movie I started planning my own Camino and by next spring I was walking on the Camino Frances. The Sheen's movie was the push I needed. Last spring I did my third Camino and I am sure I will do many more in the future. Thank You and Happy Birthday El Ramon!
 

pac1952

Author of "An Impossible Dream"
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Portuguese Camino, Coastal Route (2018); Via de la Plata (planned 2021)
And as well as the movie, there was the beautifully written "Along The Way", the delightful father and son book from which I have derived much pleasure.

Happy Birthday Mr Sheen, you have influenced our lives in many wonderful ways.
 

BruceS

Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF late 2020 or April 2021
I’d like to chime in and add my Happy Birthday wishes as well.

As “Daniel” said, “You don’t choose a life, you live a life.” I would say, for many, The Way was the introduction to world of Camino walking and what one might gain along The Way and what one might leave behind. The Camino experience takes folks out of their comfort zone, or at the very least out of their day to day lives. It allows gratitude to seep in...not for the realization of what’s being left behind in terms of creature creature comforts, but rather the opportunity to really stop and live in the moment. The camino provides the solitude to really work through perspectives. There are many gifts received: a sense of accomplishment; expanding geographic horizons and vision to be more inclusive, more globally aware; overcoming fears and quelling anxieties; trusting; perhaps relying on; and being reminded that humanity is pretty wonderful when racism, narcissism, bias, and subjugation don’t exist.

So, “Tom Avery” make it a great day and celebrate as if you were in the frenzy of Morocco! Keep living your life! ;)
MaineSally ... your excellent summation of what the Camino can mean, gives me the inspirations to keep planning my 1st ... (unfortunately Covid lockdown stopped me 2020 ... hoping for 2021).
Happy BD to Martin Sheen ... from a soon to be healthy 84YO
 

JohnLloyd

Author of "Go Your Own Way"
Camino(s) past & future
Francés - SJPDP to SdC - Autumn 2018
Portugués - Porto to SdC - Spring 2019
Francés again - ASAP
And as well as the movie, there was the beautifully written "Along The Way", the delightful father and son book from which I have derived much pleasure.

Happy Birthday Mr Sheen, you have influenced our lives in many wonderful ways.
I'm halfway through this too - what a story.
 

mvanert

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Bits and pieces - 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020?
I will raise a glass as well. If not for their vision in making the movie "The Way" I sincerely doubt I would know about these fascinating and delightful trails in Spain. The planning of, and walking my five pilgrimages has occupied my mind in retirement and given me much pleasure...I hope there are another five left in my future!
Me too! Thanks Martin.
 

mvanert

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Bits and pieces - 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020?
The other day, when it was overcast and generally a nondescript day, I lounged on the sofa to take the weight off my twisted ankle, leg propped up high....
- and played The Way yet another time.

Oh what a treat....

my high point is always the Alanis Morisette - Thank You sequence , where I startle the cats by loudly singing along...
afterwards there is tea and bisquits and the watching of the extra material...

This is my second copy as the first one is on eternal loan to somebody....
I love that sequence with Alanis Morisette singing "Thank You" (not just because she Canadian) she has a great voice.
 

Bob from L.A. !

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis 2012, 2014, 2016. Camino Norte 2018. Many more to come in my future God willing !
I love that sequence with Alanis Morisette singing "Thank You" (not just because she Canadian) she has a great voice.
The first 6 notes of the keyboard intro to that song are so identifiable.
 

Bobolink

Time well spent pays dividends.
Camino(s) past & future
Walking the French Way Sept.-Oct. (2017)
Happy 80th birthday to Martin Sheen, a man whose body of work stands tall in the history of American cinema.

One film in particular stands out, doesn’t it?

Thank you, Martin, Emilio, Taylor and all of the Estevez family - I’ll raise a glass to you all today.


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Happy Birthday, Martin. After watching The Way, I like many others, started making plans to walk the Camino starting at SJP. In September of 2017, I experienced this life-changing journey. A day does not go by that I don't think about my time on the Camino de Santiago. During the Covid-19 pandemic, I have been watching my friend Martin in the TV series called the West Wing. Check it out. He is such a good actor and it has a positive message which is hard to find on TV lately.
 

Black cab

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Sarria to Santiago route 2016. Would like to do another part of the french way route starting in the Pyrenees in 2017
Happy 80th birthday to Martin Sheen, a man whose body of work stands tall in the history of American cinema.

One film in particular stands out, doesn’t it?

Thank you, Martin, Emilio, Taylor and all of the Estevez family - I’ll raise a glass to you all today.


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Black cab

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Sarria to Santiago route 2016. Would like to do another part of the french way route starting in the Pyrenees in 2017
Happy birthday Martin sheen , what a great man love him in movies and I never get tired of watching The Way.. I love going to spain with my partner and walking the beautifull routes..so thank you Martin Sheen
 
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