We have met lots of people here. All ages. All backgrounds. All countries. And so many of them have said things that have made me think, laugh and cry.
In no particular order, here are some of them:
Mike from the UK: I don’t know how I will be able to explain this to anyone back home. I don’t have the words and I’m a writer!
Paul from Germany: It took me this long to realize I already have everything I want.
Brad from Canada: I have been here 6 times. It keeps calling me back. It’s an addiction.
Paul from Ireland: I’m not the outdoorsy type and I’m completely fucked, but my heart is singing.
Sabrina from Paris: Most people start the Camino thinking that they are walking to the top of the iceberg but soon they know the bottom, underneath the water, is what comes first.
Spencer from Australia: I’m in love with a girl. Her name is Spain.
Brooke from Australia: Sometimes you have to be on your own. And also, you have to go slow.
Laura from Spain: The best medicine on the road in Spain is sangria and it’s magical effects.
Helmut: I come from Germany. I want to feel the way he feels who does the Way.
Talisa from Germany: My mother worries about me. She wants me to call every other day. This is okay.
Olga from Russia: I didn’t know my feet could hurt so much.
Unnamed woman from Portugal: I know I am, how you say? Portuguese? But Portugal is most beautiful Camino.
Ryan from US: You know, nature and shit.
Laurent from France: I only just met her but my only job is to make her smile (about a US woman he met on the Camino whose husband died last year).
Rafael from Germany: I am feeling adventurous now. I was once scared and afraid. Now I say, we go see the world!
Petra from the Netherlands: I just wake up and go go go. But I know how to rest good.
Nun from Spain: It’s the little things. You know, like a smile, a friend and knowing you go to the Father at last in the end.
Alex from Canada: I’ll never do this again. That’s for fucking sure.
Rebecca from Brazil: Its nothing I wanted and everything I needed.
Shawn from US: There’s no one I’d rather do this with than my mom. She’s awesome.
Domenico from Spain: Pray for me in Santiago! My name is Domenico!
Denise from US: I came here because I lost my purpose. People are so good here. Why can’t it always be like this?
Stefan from Austria: My friend told me to come here. Friends know what you need.
Leah from the US: You won’t believe how strong you will become.
I know there are more I’m forgetting. People say things here they wouldn’t say in the real world. But why not?
Why can’t we say it in the real world?