The Camino through song: I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)

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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The Camino through song: Finlandia

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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Lands End

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.