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It is exactly a year since I set out to walk with two other women from Stjpdp to Burgos. A wonderful experience in all senses but we knew that we had just two weeks of walking. It has lived with me ever since and I treasure it daily: the peace and rhythm of walking, the simplicity of living with basic creature comforts, the lovely people we met, the beauty of the joyous Easter eve service in Sto Domingo. I am not sure that I will be able to complete my pilgrimage although I long to, because of family obligations, and each year that I cannot I know that I am older (I am already retired).
Maribel Roncal of Cizur Menor, when my friend asked how she could thank her for attending to her raw blisters, replied "say a prayer for me when you get to Santiago, or if you are not a believer have a glass of wine and drink my health". So if you get to the end of your pilgrimage, please say a prayer or raise a glass to those who could not finish or who still live in hope that one day we may.
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Sarria 2001,
Porto 2006,
Valenca 2008,
Finisterre 2010,
SJdPP 2012,
Tui 2014.

No plans to return, yet.
I plan to raise a glass or two in Santiago this summer.
I will dedicate one with you in mind--
'to your journey even if it never happens'.

I found your post quite moving.
I hope you get the chance to complete.




I agree with Fin... a toast of vino to you and your friends. I plan to hit the FC this summer as well for my first camino and in spirit with Fin, will lift a "saluti" for your request... I may well be one who doesn't finish though I sure hope to!

Do we not all journey for a purpose, whatever that may be? And otherwise, does it not seem that pilgrims are ultimately walking the camino for a certain purpose, whatever that may be... spiritual? Emotional? Physical? All of the above?

Best Wishes~ Denise

ps- since you are retired, are you not able to return? Is it family matters that keep you on hold?

Rebekah Scott

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Many, various, and continuing.
I am on the camino just now. The wine will be drunk in moments, as dinner´s about the start.
The prayer I will make for sure when I get to the apostle´s place.


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