I can understand now why so many people fall in love on the camino!
It is like when they create an extreme stressful and adrenalin-filled situation for the dating couple in one of those tv shows, so that the drama would make them bond – only that it’s real here…
One is under pressure here and in constant physical pain, too. This experience creates a sense of unity with everyone here, only the ones who are doing this or have done this can truly understand it – it is a bit similar to belonging to the same faith and feeling not only chosen and special because of it, but also feeling connected to the other believers. And then some kindness, mutual understanding or simply some fun times together are extra appreciated.
Not that everyone here is a believer – in fact, I have still not yet met a fellow Christian here.
But this experience does create a nice community vibe!
Not that I fell in love, I was just reminded of how it can happen – and also of how nice it can feel to walk beside a sweet and gentle man, to have joyful conversations with a sweet, gentle and funny man and to eat together, to sit in a café together… to share each other’s dreams, hopes and fears… sometimes, it may even be easier to talk openly with a stranger whom you’ll probably never see again – but it is a good reminder of how nice it can be🙂
Thank you, LORD, for this reminder and for this very healing and soothing experience, I am very happy about it!
Life is happening here on the camino, friends!
In my case – and from what I hear I am absolutely not the only one!!! – walking this path seems to bring up then all the dark stuff from your past and then cleanse it all away…a deeply cleansing and purifying and rebooting, refreshing process. And here’s another bonus brownie point: if you’d like to lose a little weight, you most likely will!
Thank you, LORD, for taking me here, I am already so glad I came!
I’m afraid that’s been the entire wisdom I got blessed with today.
As usual, I hope and pray that some of this could heal, inspire or amuse you. And that THE LORD may bless you richly in all areas of your life, that HE may keep yoi and shine HIS face upon you. In JESUS’ name I pray. Amen.