KIRKPATRICK Julie - The Camino Letters.

Année de parution: 2010
Langue: Anglais English en

(CAN. Millbrook, Pyxis Press. 2010) : récit (en)

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  • Octobre 2012
    KIRKPATRICK Julie - The Camino Letters.
    par Bernard Delhomme

    When Canadian writer and lawyer Julie Kirkpatrick decided to walk the ancient pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago in the summer of 2009 she was not looking for a life-changing experience. It was to be a holiday in the fresh air, a break from the hectic routine of her law practice and its endless to-do lists, and a chance to catch up with her teenaged daughter. Thinking that it would help to pass the time she asked 26 friends to set tasks for her one task for each of the 26 days of the walk. At the end of each day she would write a letter to the day s taskmaster. But the tasks came as unexpected gifts, full of meaning and love, and what began as a light-hearted diversion soon became a journey full of meaning and love.

    Listen to the wind. ... Immerse yourself in a litany and catalogue of self-love. ... Be an animal. ... Think of the millions who have travelled this path. ... Think of what you would be doing if you didn t have your forty-year-old fears. ... Observe windows.

    Guided by her tasks and writing with breathtaking honesty, the author leads the reader on a wonderful and beautiful journey full of surprises and tears and laughter.

    The Camino Letters tells the story of a woman opening herself to the ever-expanding universe, listening to the music of the journey, walking out loud.