.....and then you take photos of them...........(and Yes, we have done this)mmm042 said:When you get home, see a yellow arrow painted on the ground, and without thinking start following it and looking for the next one. (Yes, I've done this.)
A local real estate agent uses yellow arrows on their advertising signs. I keep ending up at properties for sale.hecate105 said:You burst into tears when you see yellow arrows - anywhere at all, and have to be restrained from trotting off in that direction...
Tia Valeria said:
Stlrms said:Phillypilgrim said:
I just got mine last week in the mail. After opening the envelope, k took photos of it and texted my children!
trevorcc said:When you book your ticket, and start to count the days.
Trevor (departing OZ on the 17th Sept. :shock:
JennyH94 said:Caminoheart's 'The Way Of Love' youtube clip is your absolute favourite Camino clip. This clip found it's way to me mid last year after my first Camino - injured and sad - the beautiful photos and video clips, and the soundtrack 'Day By Day' by Doug and the Slugs (best name for a band!) became my mantra for healing. I play the clip most days and it's been sent to more people than Caminoheart will ever know. To see her post on this thread has been amazing, and to have an opportunity to thank her, is a huge privilege for me. JennyH94
charlesx said:you return home from your Camino, smile and say a bright 'Good Morning' to a stranger you pass in the street, and get a blank stare in return ... and your heart contracts
How true!!! Also caught myself heading to the bathroom sink to hand wash my underwear then realized I packed a lot of undies & don't have to hand wash at all....on your first travel afterwards, you open the door to a pretty standard hotel room and think "This isn't right! There's room for at least 5 more people in here."
I was surprised at how many people could not fathom why I would do a pilgrimage.
YES! My husband and I are walking the Camino next summer in celebration of my 40th birthday. Fortunately, most people I know either think it is a great idea and seem to understand the motivation, or at least they take the "Yeah, well Jennifer is weird" approach - accept that I have different interests than they do and leave it at that. HOWEVER, there are quite a few people in my life who are totally perplexed by this desire to walk the Camino and want to know why. Why can't I celebrate by going to a resort in the Caribbean like a "normal" person? Why do I want to walk half way across Spain? Why do I want to spend my vacation walking my legs off and sleeping in rooms with bunches of strangers. And I try to explain, but they just don't get it - maybe they don't want to get it.
......when I was out on a training walk and met a couple who asked for directions. We got talking and I discovered they had walked to Santiago from O Cebreiro. As we parted company they wished me my first 'buen camino'. It took me a few minutes to realise the significance of this, but it brought a smile to my face for days.