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Re: [at-l] The Camino
- Subject: Re: [at-l] The Camino
- From: WHHAWKINS@aol.com
- Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 10:13:34 EST
Sounds like it was written about AT hikers.
In a message dated 03/13/2000 11:03:34 AM EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< Here's a quote from the book, does this sound familiar?
"The social element is vital for those on the Camino, not only for those
people who live along the way but aespecially for those who are cycling or
walking to Santiago. It is commonly said that many people start alone but
always end accompanied by others. The formation of friendships and groups of
walking and cycling companions that cut across normal divisions such as
gener, age, class, nationality, and marital status is an important aspect of
pecoming a pilgrim and feeling part of a larger community. ... In the open
social contexts of the pilgrimage participants come to trust themselves and
others--even all of humanity--to a greater extent. Robbery is the exception
in refuges and very rare among pilgrims. Values that participants believe
have been lost in modern city life are found again through the simplicity and
face-to-face relationships that the Camino makes possible and that pilgrims
themselves nurture and strive to maintain. ... As participants feel themselve
more a !
rt of a community and perhaps more fully "pilgrims," they often acquire
nicknames or reputations among their companions relating to who they are on
the road. An informal gossip network develops. ...
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