Why was it so important for me
to walk along the Camino to Santiago earlier this spring?
Did I just need to Escape
to a simpler time, and place
far-far away from electronic gadgets, multi-tasking and long commutes?
You can tell me…
Galicia is hilly.
Every day the path offered views like this,
led us next to streams,
past grain storage “bins”,
and shrines on walls,
churches like this,
and this simple one
up many stairs,
past huge old trees
under canopies of dappled shade,
sometimes was difficult to walk on
and even led us into dark woods!
I knew I’d successfully escaped when I became “superstitious” and couldn’t walk past a cairn like this without making a wish, and adding my stone to the pile. 😀