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Private group Things to ponder whilst walking

David

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Moissac to Santiago Spring 2005 was the first foray.
Hi - thought I would post up a few philosophical questions that one could ponder as one strolled along ...

1) What am I?
2) Why am I?
3) If I buttered the back of a cat which side up would it land?
4) What on earth is going on - what is this reality?
5) Where did I last put my glasses?
6) If animals could talk which one would be the rudest?
7) What would The Way film be like if they made it into a stage musical?
8) Could the Loch Ness monster be a swimming Giraffe?
9) Is it better to be nice or kind?
10) If the love of money is the root of all evil why do they ask for it in churches?
11) Would having a long tail, like a Kangaroo's, be better than a walking pole?
12) Would a Centaur get a Compostela?

Any more???? ;)
 
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Bradypus

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!

kelleymac

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
March/April 2015, Late April 2016, Sept/Oct 2017, April 2019.
Does it matter if the path goes up or down hill, if the end is the destination?
What is a destination?
Why am I walking?
Why am I stopping? (Oh, it's a hill in front of me.)
Why am I walking?
Is that wild thyme next to me?
What is that cat's name?
Is the cat's Spanish better than mine?
 
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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
Chris, I LOVE that observation! When I am walking behind others, I always check out their gear. I also frequently wonder ... how DID they do it?
Ha! I only did it on my first camino when I had no clue. Now I think I know...at least mostly.😉 Good for them!
 

robert hailwood

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
travelling from SJPP in early May 2014
Questions can be a way of filling in the time with a busy mind on a long walk. Much more fulfilling is to let them drop away and walk with the silence of a quiet mind, acknowledging the passing sensory inputs of the present moment. After some days or weeks your emptiness may give you a surprising gift. Who am I God and who are you?
 

Davey Boyd

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Again, soon as possible!
Who loses one boot?
Why does every cow I pass look at me like I'm an idiot?
Am I the only one who can cut themselves on a Bocadillo? And can you take a sharp Bocadillo on a plane?
What if Hontanos did not magically appear this time?
Am I the only one who names my blisters. And talks to them for hours? Is this normal?
Can you eat Storks? (Shall I bring a climbing harness next time)?
Why is my beer glass empty again?
Does the compostela certify you as a nutter? If so can you get help?
How come I am happily in pain?
What is the point of pulpo?
Why are those people following me, again.
Who's idea was this?
What if when I get there St. James has moved to Moscow?
What if you went into a China shop and could not find what you needed?
Why do singing nuns scare me so much?
Where are we going again?
Who invented weather? And why?
What is the point of flies? How come they don't like Marmite?
How come I've lost one boot?
.............
 

Dani7

Stop wishing, start doing.
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances
When the time is right
Who loses one boot?
Why does every cow I pass look at me like I'm an idiot?
Am I the only one who can cut themselves on a Bocadillo? And can you take a sharp Bocadillo on a plane?
What if Hontanos did not magically appear this time?
Am I the only one who names my blisters. And talks to them for hours? Is this normal?
Can you eat Storks? (Shall I bring a climbing harness next time)?
Why is my beer glass empty again?
Does the compostela certify you as a nutter? If so can you get help?
How come I am happily in pain?
What is the point of pulpo?
Why are those people following me, again.
Who's idea was this?
What if when I get there St. James has moved to Moscow?
What if you went into a China shop and could not find what you needed?
Why do singing nuns scare me so much?
Where are we going again?
Who invented weather? And why?
What is the point of flies? How come they don't like Marmite?
How come I've lost one boot?
.............
Ok...we are getting into some serious belly laugh stuff here. Brilliant musings!! 👍 what fun we could have one night all together at an albergue with stand up one liners like this.
 

Sixwheeler

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Arles Route (2013/2014 onwards)
Hi - thought I would post up a few philosophical questions that one could ponder as one strolled along ...

1) What am I?
2) Why am I?
3) If I buttered the back of a cat which side up would it land?
4) What on earth is going on - what is this reality?
5) Where did I last put my glasses?
5) If animals could talk which one would be the rudest?
6) What would The Way film be like if they made it into a stage musical?
7) Could the Loch Ness monster be a swimming Giraffe?
8) Is it better to be nice or kind?
9) If the love of money is the root of all evil why do they ask for it in churches?
10) Would having a long tail, like a Kangaroo's, be better than a walking pole?
11) Would a Centaur get a Compostela?

Any more???? ;)
As ever David, wonderful. Brought a huge smile to my face. Regarding the rudest animal, could well be my dog when I shoved her out in the rain just now if the look she gave me is anything to go by.
 

Dani7

Stop wishing, start doing.
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances
When the time is right
Why is that cow looking at me and smirking?
Do I have toilet paper sticking out of my pants?
 

DevereUx

Devereaux
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Sept-Oct 2018
If the river I'm following flows downhill, why am I going up and down hills?
And, what are PUDs? Oh, yeah...Pointless Ups and Downs.
 

Darby67

Enólogo caminando
Camino(s) past & future
2018 CF Jan-Feb
2019 CF Jan-Mar
Why did I choose to walk a week after all of Spain was freshly manured?
Is that mud or is it...?
Why do the flies in the Meseta try to grasp the molecule of oxygen that just entered my lungs?
Why when I cover my mouth with my neck cosy do the flies attempt to get molecules of oxygen from my lungs through my eyes?
Who came up with the idea in Rioja to update the km markers every km?
Am I disturbed to have fantasies of having the toes on my left foot removed at the next medical clinic?
Does the mastiff charging me know I'm a pacifist?
 

Turga

Camino tortuga
Camino(s) past & future
CF (Aug/Sep 2017)
CF (Aug/Sep 2018)
Why is a kilometer on the Camino longer than a kilometer?
Why does even small pueblos become mazes when I am looking for my lodging?
Why do they all smile when I speak Spanish?
Why is the top of the hill always behind the next turn?
Why are all dogs called Pierrot?
Was Pulpo originally invented as a secret weapon of deterrence?
 

Kathar1na

Member
Camino(s) past & future
To Santiago and beyond (from home; Voie de Tours; Camino Francés; Biskaya; Manche; Via Brabantica)
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NorthernLight

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy to Santiago via the Frances 2012-2013. EPW2015
Aragonese & Frances 2016
Burgos to Muxia 2017
"I wonder where the next wifi access is?"
"What can I do to boost my likes on my vlog?"
"Why don't the albergues have pots and cutlery in the kitchen?"
"Is that foul smelling person going to get the bunk beside me tonight?"
"I wonder if that group of people are surgically joined at the hip or if they ever do anything alone?"
"Why can't all these people stop talking and listen to the silence?"
"Seriously, can't they hear the clickety clacking?"


Do the storks and the little birds that nest in their nest talk to each other?
 

Telboyo

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
I intend to leave the UK the day Before Brexit and walkMarch -April 2019 Camino Frances
14) Why does it seem that EVERY village and church on most of the Camino is on top of that hill in the distance?
Because the town might flood in a valley.
 

NorthernLight

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy to Santiago via the Frances 2012-2013. EPW2015
Aragonese & Frances 2016
Burgos to Muxia 2017
Because the town might flood in a valley.
More likely to be easier to defend.

Hmmm, "how many wars have been fought over this village?" "Where did the villagers hide for safety? Where did they hide their goats?"

"Where are the goats?"
 

nycwalking

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Ourense to Santiago (2019), CF: (2014, 2004, 2002, 2001). On to Fisterra, (2002, 4, 14).
Hi - thought I would post up a few philosophical questions that one could ponder as one strolled along ...

1) What am I?
2) Why am I?
3) If I buttered the back of a cat which side up would it land?
4) What on earth is going on - what is this reality?
5) Where did I last put my glasses?
5) If animals could talk which one would be the rudest?
6) What would The Way film be like if they made it into a stage musical?
7) Could the Loch Ness monster be a swimming Giraffe?
8) Is it better to be nice or kind?
9) If the love of money is the root of all evil why do they ask for it in churches?
10) Would having a long tail, like a Kangaroo's, be better than a walking pole?
11) Would a Centaur get a Compostela?

Any more???? ;)
1. I
2. ?
3. Never considered.
4. Please...let the dream...?
5. Shot glasses, sunglasses, reading glasses,
obsidian dragon slaying glasses?
6. Ashes would blow away.
7. Yes, but with a trident in mouth.
8. Kind.
9. Money is needed to pay for warding off evil.

Can’t answer 10 and 11 because I would have to add another space for 1-9.
 

DevereUx

Devereaux
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Sept-Oct 2018
Is that a stone in my shoe or am I getting a blister?
I hope they have a chocolate croissant at the next bar!
What the heck was that botillo I ate last night?
 

Gwaihir

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: Nijmegen (Holland) to Fisterra, July-November 2019.

Future: Te Araroa, NZ
1. Are Dutch cows (black and white) still Dutch cows if they are in France, surrounded by white cows?

2. Why can't I remember where I started this morning? Was it Santander? Wait no, it was Santillana. No, wait...

3. My skin is itching, but it wasn't bedbugs. Wait, could it be bedbugs now? No, still fine. How about now?
 

andywild

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF april 18.. CP sep 18.. CF april 2020
After walking for 32 days with by brain singing the first verse of Copa cabana on repeat my question was "does anyone know the second verse?"

Other musings were:
How many times have I said or heard Buen camino.?
I wonder if tonight's dessert wil be one of those small flans?
Are lights on the toilet designed to cause maximum disorientation by switching off after 7 seconds?
Has anyone ever actually beaten the light and made it out in time?
What would this person look like? Door bursts open, triumphant pilgrim falls into the bar area with coat tucked in underwear and hands still covered in soap.
And my most pressing (and strangely serious) question.. should I risk starting my Camino in the second week of the Easter holidays or wait till the following week.
 
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