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Category: Travel

Don't hesitate ...

I am learning that even when life feels dark I can be surprised by joy. One of my favorite poets expresses this so clearly: If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don't hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise, and […]

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Eat the cake. Drink the beer ...

Some who know me well might say the statement, "Alice is a disciplined person" is an understatement. I get it. I like a schedule, a rhythm, a routine. Some might call me tightly wound. That's ok. But let me tell you what the Camino taught me. It's ok to be disciplined in the every day. […]

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A very thin place ...

"Heaven and earth," the Celtic saying goes, "are only three feet apart, but in thin places that distance is even shorter." The Camino felt like a very thin place. The air heavy with the weight of centuries of pilgrims. The soil itself felt holy. I barely have words to explain it. But I do have […]

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It's the people ...

I went on the Camino with five friends from home. I walked the Camino with a group of 12 lovely humans, all of whom became my friends. Isn't this life? We start off with our own group, our people. Then the journey begins and people we never knew existed start walking next to us and […]

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You must say yes ...

It was a cold, dreary Saturday morning in January when my dear friend texted me. "Hey girlie, I have a proposal for you ..." It was an invitation to travel to Spain with her and 4 of our dearest friends to walk the ancient and beautiful Camino de Santiago. Over 100 km of walking in […]

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She who will always be alone ...

I have written in the past about my penchant for homesick feelings. Of course, I feel them most often when I am away from home. One of my biggest fears about walking the Camino was that I would feel alone, sick for home; a dark melancholy familiar to my heart. I shared this with my […]

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Welcome to Alice at Dawn. My short posts are meant to be regular reminders to keep walking, to keep living, to continue to listen to the voice deep within your spirit that whispers ... this is the way. Walk in it.

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