A letter to… the woman I used to be

Dear Me! When I turned 40 in June 2013, I was told that “life begins at 40” at least forty times. Was this the initiating factor that sparked growth? Did it imprint a possibility for change on a cognitive level that I did not comprehend at that stage? Or is this a normal stage of […]

A letter to… the priest who signed my Compostela

Dear friend, It was New Year’s Eve, 2010. The close of the Holy Year and the final day of my short first camino.  I arrived in Santiago de Compostela at 3:15 p.m. with the door set to shut at 4:30 p.m. in preparation for the Mass and the ceremonies and the dignitaries with speeches. I […]

A letter to… a young man, forgiven

I am waiting for you to die.  Unfortunately, you are neither visibly sick nor terribly old, so I realize the wait will continue for some time. But I’m fine waiting as long as it takes. Your death will free me. Your dying will please me. Any suffering you may endure would not sweeten the event […]