Waymarkers, mid-day Wednesday

This is just brilliant. I have many dear waymarkers in my life (and the stack of cards next to me reminds that Mother’s Day is next Sunday…). It can sometimes be easy to forget to be mindful that the human waymarkers in our lives are but human (for often I really need them to mark the way!).

Not Alone on my Camino

The Camino de Santiago is an assortment of routes that lead to the Cathedral of San-tiago (Spanish for St. James), where St. James the Greater, one of Jesus three closest companions was buried.  Along these routings are markers to let the pilgrims (perigrinos) know that they, indeed, are on the right road.  Most of the times the markers consist of a small, simple yellow arrow, painted on the street, curb or side of a building.  This instills much confidence after hours of hiking that the weary traveler is traveling in the right direction.  Outside the cities, towns, and villages the waymarkers are constructed of concrete, small pillars about three feet tall, with the symbol of the camino attached as a ceramic tile to its side.  These are strategically placed to greatly aid the perigrino by confraternity volunteers, and are greatly appreciated for the same reason.  You come to expect these…

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