Somehow I have been trudging along writing Caminoheads for almost four years and have failed to notice something possibly important. There has been a shift, a change over time. One way to look at it is that I have not kept up with certain important people in my world, in the Caminoheads’ world.
It has dawned on me recently that my whole readership has changed. If I may back up slightly to fill in some history, the original idea for this blog came from my nurses at the oncology treatment center. This was just before running off to Spain with the newly hired film crew. So originally there were the nurses reading and then there were pilgrims reading that I walked with in Spain reading Caminoheads later in 2014. And although I still have some of these “old timers” on board almost all of the current readership are folks that have joined since then.
This phenomenon in one way I feel guilty about in the sense that I have neglected precious readers possibly. Or perhaps this shift sort of proves that The Camino does live on in a very vital way. It lives on with people all over and it can be kept and shared. What I am saying is that we here are inspiring each other, or buoying each other up when we had no physical connection through the Camino de Santiago proper. It is enough to be a “graduate”.
I must send out emails to my Camino buddies to reconnect. We need each other’s energy and direction always. Please forgive me you guys for this lapse. This is what happens when you make stuff up as you go along, my favorite method.
OK, have a walk momentarily. A gray soggy morning here. There is standing water on the trail again and Raven Creek is flowing just like real wintertime although it is April. Time for things to dry out. The California girls, Annie and Esther, are showing up here on Friday evening so we need some last minute springtime for them, please.
Lapsed loves, Felipe.