Det er indimellem rørende at læse andre pilgrimmes "kærlighedserklæringer" til pilgrimslivet på nettet. Her skal I have en af de seneste, en af de meget læste og en af de nu allerede meget kommenterede, skrevet af en - ja gæt selv - amerikansk pilgrim fra Origon:
I am lying in bed after a very rough day with high school students reviewing my photos of C. Frances. I am realizing I'm just not done walking it. I love this route so much. The beginning, the middle, the end, the cities, the desolate areas, the green arched doors, the wooden doors with little hands....the people, the exhausted walkers, the first time walkers, the wine, the festivals....the dirt, the sun, the rain.
God, please get me back to Spain soon. It was my first fascination and is such a passion and moving force for me, part of what keeps me walking and breathing. I am so glad to have this odd fixation on olive oil and tuna and wine and people with dark eyes. What is it about Camino Frances?
I give in. I am just crazy for Spain.
Og her et af de meget medfølende svar til den elskende - også fra en amerikaner, Catherine Ann fra Utah:
This is exactly how I feel too! I had a moment yesterday where I could have written these words.
I have walked Frances twice at this time of year and the pull is strong the last few days. My backpack is wondering why it's empty!
Ovenstående klip er hentet fra https://www.caminodesantiago.me