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I saw your notice about the blog and thought I would give it a go.
That was an hour and a half ago. I was hooked.

A few words for others that may go there.
The October 2009 entries are very thoughtful meditations on aspects of pilgrimage.
February 2009 contains a more traditional travel narative.

Thank you for sharing.
David, Victoria, Canada.

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Thanks. I am glad that you enjoyed my blog. I find it helpful to hear the response of
readers. Sometimes I wonder who I am writting for as it goes off into the unknown and
even think that I might be wasting my time. Should you have time to post your reflections on what you read,then that is even more helpful as the discussion make me think deeper.


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Alas, to find a kindred spirit on Camino is to delight in the glory of God. A wonderful blog with enough meat to allow for hours of conversation along the Chemin. Gladly would I look forward to meeting you on the Way. May His Peace continue to be with you always,

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Hello Ian,

Thank you for your blog. I do find it very inspirational and it made me think ( even more ) about my plans ,and more important, my intentions for the Camino.

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That is my aim. When I first went on pilgrimage I found that there were plenty of folk who
could tell me about Boots, Albergues, Pilgrim meals, Credentials and the rest of the stuff,
but, there were very few who had a handle on the Spiritual side. Most seemed to
recognised that there was something profoundly spiritual here, but it stopped there.I
wanted to answer the question 'what are we dealing with and is there more to be
had for those who will look below the surface?'
This was the start of a long search and a deep adventure that help me
come to see that the Christian faith was really about pilgrimage, the metaphor was
in fact the reality. It has however gotten overlaid with some of the institutional stuff
as to be almost completly obscured it. So I started to dig, experience and lay out
for others to share what I had found. And you are very welcome to anything that helps you
from what I have gained. :lol:
Ian H.

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