- Camino(s) past & future
I’ve seen several posts by forum members trying to find fellow pilgrims from past hikes. It’s an irresistible desire to make contact with someone who has added meaning to our life or shown us kindness or even love. It’s a very human and humane yearning that we all have. I have often wondered about some of the pilgrims I met on my walks. It would be nice to stay in touch with people who are with us at pivotal times in our life. The Camino is, for many of us, a pivotal event. Reading our posts is testimony to that. So far, I have resisted the urge to seek out my fellow pilgrims from Spain 2017 and Portugal 2019. I think because I’m content to live with the memory. And partly because I know that some things are finite. That is, they exist at a given time in a given place and they have that special meaning precisely because they are temporary, impermanent. I don’t know. I’m not sure. But I think there must be some truth in it. This minute, this day is special partly because it will go, into my past, and never come back. I had better make the most of it and enjoy it!