October 25, 2018
Welcome, pilgrim. It has been a lonely journey since the sudden death of my wife Michiko in August 2016. I returned to Spain last fall to resume the Camino we started walking together in 2004 and never got around to finishing. ("Next year, next year," we said. Until suddenly, there weren't any more years.) This May, I completed the way to Finisterre where, in a place of ageless stones and yellow wildflowers such as she loved, I released her ashes to the ocean wind. I am going to visit her there in December. I can already feel the road under my feet and the big sky overhead. After all these years, it's still the best feeling I know. If you meet me on the road, give me a hug.
You can read Robert's essay "Rhythms of the Camino" at Travel With a Challenge and an excerpt from All the Good Pilgrims at Perceptive Travel.
You can also hear him reading on the mp3s.