A letter to… little ideas

I had little idea, as I sat contemplating you on the small jet from Madrid to Biarritz, of the eternal influence you’d leave on me. Today, and every day since disbanding in Santiago, I have thought reverently of you. I’ve shed countless tears reviewing certain memories and burst into laughter at others, namely the numerous […]

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… a pilgrim

Dear Peregrino, I cannot convey to you the myriad of shifting thoughts and feelings that I have experienced while walking so many hundreds of miles on the Camino. They have invariably reflected my past and my immediate state of being – often good, but sometimes not so good. Suffice to say, they have ranged from […]

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 […]