By Robert Mullen
The reports of a standard guy at the pilgrim’s direction are charted during this narrative that walks alongside the Camino Franc?s to the shrine of Saint James at Santiago de Compostela after which directly to Finisterre, the westernmost aspect of Spain. The historical past of the Camino is stated, in addition to a number of of the myths, legends, and miracle tales that experience develop into attached—and given detailed meaning—to this itinerary. Emphasizing that private myths are an important part of this lore, this chronicle additionally contains tales from the confraternity of the pilgrims, humans from all corners of the realm who stopover at this stroll for a good variety of purposes, yet all of whom go away having skilled an analogous miracle—that this pilgrimage will play a defining function of their lives.
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Sunday mornings were when I called home. When I had done so, we celebrated Park’s good news with a café con leche. Having fallen somewhat behind the rest of us on account of his feet, Park confessed he had twice been forced to take a taxi, for which he professed himself contrite.
And then, if the swelling has not gone down, I must return home. ” More boots could be heard on the staircase, and the room began to fill. Rita, the invalid, rolled over and turned her face to the wall. ” Lawrence wanted to know. ” The hospitalero, an elderly Spaniard who was charged with preparing a communal meal, appeared at a loss as to how to proceed. He had been told to expect half a dozen pilgrims, but at least thirty were by this time crowded into the tower. Angelika, having found him in the kitchen making a desultory inventory of just what foodstuffs were on hand, decided that she herself would need to organize the meal.
We were already seated in the dining room, having been joined by Lawrence, when Yvette appeared, looking somewhat agitated. She had had a closer look at the mushrooms which Park had picked in the forest outside the village and she was sure that they were toxiques. I asked her if she had spoken to Park about the mushrooms, to which she replied that it wouldn’t have done any good: Park wouldn’t have understood her because his French was too bad. ” asked Declan. ” Lawrence asked. Declan, with exaggerated gallantry, got to his feet and held out the fourth chair at our table for Yvette.
Call of the Camino: Myths, Legends and Pilgrim Stories on the Way to Santiago de Compostela by Robert Mullen