Towards the end of 2008 I sent a couple of Camino Stories to Rebekah Scott for her entertainment. In that very indirect way she has she said, "start a blog and get writing". In the beginning I was interested in whether people read what I write, now the pleasure of it has taken over. However I have very much valued the encouragement and appreciation of others on this little enterprise. Thank you for your messages both public and private.
Sometimes when I talk to people about the pilgrimage routes to Santiago they often jealously think that on pilgrimage we escape the cares of the world. In many ways we do, but we also take them with us. We think about them. Some pray. Others find hope in the beauty. This pilgrim does it to cope with rather than hide from the ugliness we have created in this world.
So this week as we approach this Christmas I'll post a few blogs of pictures and music on that theme.