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dizzying distance / difficult solitude

The Solitary Walker has an outstanding post with this title here.  It brings back to me all the toughness of those solo, often lonely, miles on the Levante, but the harsh, rewarding beauty and depth of it at the same time.  I’m not sure I would enjoy a busy route like the Camino Frances, although I did enjoy the company of Jose Carlos, Michael, Belinda and the few other pilgrims walking beyond Zamora.  But there’s something about being, day after day, in the middle of a flat open landscape on your own.  You are so deeply exposed.  It is walking deep into self, deep into God, deep into nada.

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I agree with all your sentiments, Andy. Thanks so much for the link.

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