There are three questions hikers and pilgrims ask each other when walking the 1600 kilometre Santiago de Compostela, or Camino, pilgrimage trail. Where are you from? How far have you walked? How are your feet? A fourth question of “Why?” usually only comes after you’ve shared a bottle (or two) of wine at a crowded table, the exhaustion of the day almost forgotten in the well-being of a full stomach and the camaraderie around you.
*Shortlisted, Highly Recommended, 2011 Commonwealth Short Story Contest
*Finalist, Surrey International Writers Festival
*Read on CBC Radio’s “North by Northwest”
*Finalist in EVENT Magazine’s Creative Non-Fiction Contest
How a question posed by Zen Master Paul Reps on a B.C. Gulf Island finds an answer
14 years later on an isolated goat farm in the Pyrenees of Southern France.