Day 56: Caborrendondo - Los LlaosOctober 8, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C
Distance: 24k (1426.9/501)
Weather: 19C, Mostly overcast
Staying at: Hotel Gerra Mayor
The joy of a real towel...
The view of a real towel can really make my day now and I think I dream about large piles of multicoloured, fluffy towels every night. I recommend hostels to other pilgrims when they have towels and I nearly jumped for joy when the hotel I'm staying in tonight had four towels all for me!!!
It's amazing how perspective changes when one is on a journey so long. The kilometers don't count as much anymore, my feet and body have grown strong. But the longing for basic comforts has increased significantly and it makes me realise what an amazingly easy and comfortable life we lead.
Someone said that the difference between a pilgrim and a tourist is that a pilgrim thanks you. Pilgrims are genuinely grateful, because they realise the pleasure of simple things and gestures again.
So my friends, look around and appreciate and be grateful for what you have. We lead a life of luxury and we keep forgetting about this.Read more