In February, Lynne's life partner, Richard, suggests that they walk the Way of Saint
James. Lynne says yes instantly, without forethought: no hesitation. It sounds
thoughtless even to her, but it is a yes that comes from deep within. The kind of yes
that promises no regret. She would have been incapable of explaining the whys and
wherefores of her answer then. It would take over 1,800 kilometers of walking for her
to recognize where her yes came from, and that it would be a life-changer.
When Richard popped the question, Lynne was unaware of why people went on
pilgrimages. She would discover that some walked to seek redemption, or to find
companionship or sex or adventure or all three; that others sought an antidote to the
emptiness of city life or wished to take on a challenge; and that still others followed
the Way because they needed a holiday or needed to belong or needed to love.
What kind of yes is still reverberating in your life today?