May the road rise up to meet you As you travel on THE WAY May the music in your heart Untangle the worries of your day
May old dreams be tossed Upon that pyre of strife And personal manifestos of peace Ascend to take on life
And when the night closes in Anxiety and bliss compete Remember growth is hard my friend Some truths come incomplete
In the meantime:
May you step easy o’er the rocks That appear on The Way to defy Keep in mind your destination To reach that far-rimmed sky
This time last year I prepping to make my 1st Camino with a girlfriend from college. We walked the Camino Portuguese -- the last 100 miles. It was a time of sheer excitement at what was to come and after we completed our trip - two women carrying our lives on our backs raised a glass of proseco in the ancient town of Santiago - there was and remains the incredible feeling of accomplishment. I will do another Camino - most certainly. This poem was written 6 months prior for a young man who wrote (on the Camino blog) of his life fraught with troubles that he knew would dissipate once he started his Camino. I wrote this with him in mind - and have since dedicated it to a dear friend who did her partial Camino last month. Bien Camino to all.