Walk with Pilgrims
Read our Stories as we walk to Santiago
A few weeks ago I had an idea and now that we’re here in isolation at home in France I thought it might be a good time to start it.
I’d love to compile a book of stories from pilgrims walking to Santiago; I’m going to call it Chapter and Verse.
There are a few events that I can clearly recall from many of my caminos and often these events aren’t necessarily anything amazing. The night we shared our favourite funniest youtube vidoes with other pilgrims in the albuergue and we laughed until salty tears ran down our faces. Or the very quick stop at the worst bar ever on any camino and the plague of flying ants we met when we left. Or the beautiful mass that brought tears to my eyes and evoked memories of days gone by. Or my Camino Buddy hiding behind bins as she waited for stampeding cows… learning about Thin Spaces, meeting people with life altering stories or just standing in the mountains and seeing nature at it’s very best and realising how beautiful our world is… I could go on but you get the idea. Every pilgrim will have a story.
I am asking pilgrims to share those stories and anecdotes with me. It can be anything, something spiritual, something funny, or bizarre, or peaceful, or a camino angel, or the opposite, a night of snoring or illness or cold or a storm, a great meal, a coincidence… anything… we all have standout stories and moments that we can recall.
I plan to compile stories in location order along the towns and villages of the camino. As you read we’ll move closer to Santiago. Your tales can be from any camino.
I would love to hear from you. I simply need :
- your first name
- the camino you walked
- the location (roughly) where your story happened
- and of course your story
I am so excited to start this project and I can’t wait to read your stories