A Pilgrim's Journey; 3000 Kilometers from Rome to Santiago
Curious about the difference between contemporary life lived at 100, or 1000 km/h., and that lived at a medieval pilgrim's 5 km/h. walking pace, the author’s three-year camino took him from Rome through the Alps, across France, and on to Finisterra on Spain’s Atlantic coast.
He shares his observations of the culture, cuisine, customs, and countryside of Italy, France, and Spain, reflects on distance walking, his own character, and the experience of pilgrimage in a post-religious world, and wrestles with questions of forgiveness and peace.
Ultimately he agrees with Wab Kinew that, “We have a choice in life – we can choose how we are going to behave. We can determine whether we reflect the good around us or lose ourselves in the darkness.” And with Paul Coelho who, “… walked so many miles to discover things (he) already knew.”