July 2011, my son and I went on a pilgrimage walk, and this is how it all started.
I had once come across “The pilgrimage,” a book written by the Brazilian author Paulo Coelho. In 1986, PAULO COELHO went on a pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella. An experience he wrote about in his book “The Pilgrimage.”
The Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) is an extensive network of ancient pilgrimage routes that extend across Europe and comes together with the tomb of St. James (Santiago in Spanish) in Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. The most popular route is the Camino Francés, which stretches 780 km (almost 500 miles) from St. Jean-Pied-du-Port near Biarritz in France to Santiago.
After reading that book, I just knew. I wanted to walk the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage, but how could I motivate my son? He was ten years old at that time.
Anyhow, as you get it, we did walk The Camino de Santiago, and how did I manage to encourage him? I am going to save that part for my next blog post and visualize it with a slideshow.
And during that hike, I got to know an artist from London, Alex Brew. And thanks to the book of Faces, we have been keeping in touch from time to time. Today she had shared a tender video on her timeline, and I just had to forward it.