The Camino made me laugh.
There was a stage, during my walk, when it occurred to me that during the past couple of weeks, I hadn't laughed so much in years – since I was in my youth, probably.
And I realised that my face had changed. Physically. It was like the Camino had cracked a mask that had been formed by decades of life's vicissitudes.
Struggle, disappointment, conflict, resistance, anger, determination – all these things had etched their way into my face.
The Camino changed that.
I found myself laughing spontaneously – often over the littlest things. I found myself smiling while I was walking. I found myself greeting strangers with genuine warmth.
I discovered I was happy.
That to me is one of the Camino's most powerful restorative tools. The ability to make you laugh. To make you happy.
Please post here below any incident or situation that happened on the Camino, or in your preparation, that made you laugh…