Hello, my friends
Yes, I’m just 25km away from the end of my Camino. Santiago here I come!
I´m sharing a picture from my Camino, taken somewhere along the Minho River in Portugal. What´s that? you might ask. It´s one of the many special rituals of the Camino. Here´s why..
The Shell is the symbol of the Camino and most Pilgrims will tie a shell to their backpack to show that they are indeed Pilgrims on the Road to Santiago. I have the same one from my 2016 Camino, my friends, and it´s one of my most prized possessions.
Some Pilgrims choose to leave their shells behind by tying them to a rack like this one.
No one really knows why or how such rituals came about but I like to think that the shells, blowing in the wind, are the dreams, hopes and wishes of every Pilgrim.
Almost like a dandelion, they are making a wish or have a dream and they are sending it out to the Universe to come true.
Dreams are conceived on the Camino. I´ve experienced it myself and the Camino continues to inspire Pilgrims to make their dreams happen, long after the physical walk is through. Every dream begins with a wish, my friends. Dreams can come true.
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