Those of you who have walked the Camino know that, as you approach Santiago, there is a sense of sadness. The very act of walking, and it's rituals, becomes the focus of your life. Today, as I shouldered my sack for the final time, I experienced that sadness.
There are two aspects to this -what is experienced on the Camino is really precious, but what makes it even more precious is our ability to translate the lessons learned to our daily lives. I was reminded of the saying written above the fire at Le Ferme de Bousee. 'Il n'y a pas le chemin au bonheur, le bonheur c'est le chemin. '
As we walk the Camino we learn things about ourselves and others. The challenge is not to forget them when we return home.