Santiago Arrival


Arrived today in Santiago! It was a cool and sunny day, which made it perfect for hiking the final 25k into the heart of Santiago where the pilgrims converge in the large public square in front of the Cathedral. It has been a largely solo trip- plenty of time to reflect and soak up the beauty of creation all around me. One of the songs that has played in my head throughout this journey has been by
Chris de Burgh, called Where Peaceful Waters Flow. It pretty well sums up my journey through the beautiful counties of Portugal and Spain, with their ancient pathways, cathedrals and flowing forest streams- a small taste of paradise in this frantic world. I will let the words of this modern troubadour, which resonate so well with my journey, speak their message to the world.
Where Peaceful Waters Flow

Restless hearts, it has been a long time,
Out here on the journey, for a glimpse of paradise,
It’s getting hard to find a place to go,
Where peaceful waters flow;
I took a walk past the old Saxon well,
Down by the cathedral, I heard the chapel bell,
And joined the people singing for a way to go,
Where peaceful waters flow;
And if you don’t know by now, you never will,
Only love can find the door,
If you could see it now, it’s in your hands,
Only love can reach the shore, to heaven.

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