Friday, June 22, 2007

Santiago de Compostela

Yesterday, I woke before dawn, and I went for a walk. I went for a long walk. I walked for 40 kilometers. I walked for 10 hours. I walked in the dark and through eucalyptus forests and along highways and in the rain and in the sun and near airports and through wee towns. I walked and walked.

And at the end, I walked into a big square. There, I took off my backpack, and I took off my boots, and I lay down right in the middle, and I looked up at the sky and the clouds and the big cathedral, and I cried.

I did it.

(But I´m not done yet . . .)

15 comments:

Mpm said...

C0NGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You have accomplished something really great and we are so very proud of you. Love, Mom and Dad xxoo

Jennifer L. said...

Bridget, you are amazing! Congratulations!

The other Bridget said...

HIP HIP HOORAY!!!!!!! Now THAT is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. HIP HIP HOORAY!!!

Tara said...

Congrats Bridget. We can't wait to see you soon!!

Sam said...

Mazel tov. You rock, Bridget Robin Pool.

lindalane said...

Bridget: How appropriate that you completed this part of your journey on the 1st day of summer. :)
Will cook a celebration dinner in your honor when you return to Virginia.
xx00

Eileen said...

Wow! Congratulations...you did it!!! I can't wait to see pictures. Love you :)

KrisEly said...

You did it Roy!

I knew you could! I can't wait to see you and hear all about it!

Now, about that chocolate....

KrisEly said...

You did it Roy!

I knew you could! I can't wait to see you and hear all about it!

Now, about that chocolate.....

Mi-Suk said...

You are so Rock star I can hardly stand it! Congratulations!!!!

Amy-Ellen said...

Bless you! What a journey you have taken. How fortunate you are.

And how proud am I that you experienced every bit of it? Beyond words.

Meena said...

In all our walking and our living, we must leave room for crying. So very very happy you know that secret and so very very proud of you. Can't wait to see you. Go ber a feather.

Kara said...

So proud of you!! I knew you could do it. Thanks for sharing your journey...it was almost like having you in the next room again.

Dad said...

Wish I could be with you. Love, Dad

stella said...

Congratulations Bridget! Thanks for sharing it with us. What a way to celebrate the summer solstice!

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