Is there anyone who hasn’t thought of this song with regard to the Camino? Or the oldie by the Mama and the Papas (500 Miles)? That one is a but sadder and more lonesome, but I’m Gonna Be was in my head a bunch. You know, “I would walk five hundred miles, and I would walk five hundred more.” Remember that one?
It’s pretty catchy. 🙂
Why I think I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) was in my head
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I noticed that I’ve been having a hard time getting motivated to write. I don’t know where to start because so much happened for me on the Camino. So much in me has changed. What they say about spiritual seeking is true: it’s hard to find words to describe the experience.
However, music is a transcendent medium for me and I’ve been compiling a list of songs that were on my mind while I walked.
So I’m letting them start the conversation — with the song that ran through my mind almost every day: Finlandia. The Indigo Girls did an a capella version of it early in their career which I performed in a quartet at the celebration of life ceremony of a local friend.
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That’s me (with the red backpack), bawling in front of the Cathedral in Santiago. Photo taken by the lovely Don Mac Lellan.
I´m in Finisterre!! We arrived yesterday after a looooong walk (26km) and pretty late — 6ish — my latest arrival of the whole Camino, I think.
Still have the cold and cough. I´m doing really well otherwise. I´m astonished, baffled, proud and stunned that I´ve walked all the way to the coast of Spain. It´s beautiful. The sun even came out yesterday and seems to be making a showing this morning. Meg and I are headed to the lighthouse this afternoon to walk around, but it´s otherwise a rest day. Tomorrow, she heads to Muxia (up the coast) and I remain here until I head back to Santiago the day before I fly.
I can´t believe I´m coming home already. In some ways it´s flown by and in others (rainy days especially) it has seemed so slow.