I’ve given some thought at to whether I should post this – because I don’t want this blog to be about me – there are many more important things to discuss!
However in the previous post there was some discussion about the photo Jennifer took of me at the airport, and how tense and uptight I looked.
So I went back and found a shot of myself on the day I left St. Jean Pied de Port. Then I found a couple of shots taken of me shortly after arriving in Santiago. And I thought it might be interesting to post “before” and “after” shots, to see if there were any physical indications of a transformation.
I think there are.
For a start, and I mentioned this in a response to a comment made yesterday by Sister Clare, even though it was an overcast day in St. Jean the morning I left, I was wearing sunglasses. Yet when I arrived in Santiago, on a bright sunny day, I wasn’t.
That’s just an obvious difference. There are others too.
So again, please understand I don’t post these shots out of vanity, but to begin a discussion about the transformative powers of walking the Camino.
By the way – Jennifer says my life can now be divided into a Before-the-Camino Bill and an After-the-Camino Bill. She sees the changes as being that dramatic.