I wanted to share an inspirational story and photo with you all. This will warm the hearts of anyone who has walked the Camino or has it in their blood. As I’ve said before, once the Camino gets ahold of you it doesn’t easily let go. I stole this story and photo from the American Pilgrims on the Camino Facebook page. But, it made such an impression on me I just had to share it.
As the Facebook entry stated: “This is Erika from Canada. She is 86 years old and is currently on her 12th Camino, having completed her first at 75. She thinks this might be her last though, as despite sending her luggage ahead and only walking around 9km per day, she’s finding it a bit tough this year. She is bloody amazing!” I couldn’t have said it better.
And, check out the photo. This is one lovely lady! We should all look so good when we’re her age. I attribute her youthful good looks to all that time on the Camino. The Camino gives many and varied gifts!