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Three Experiences on the Hill of Forgiveness

It was 2007 when I first walked the Camino, and the Alto de Perdón remains one of the most striking visual memories of any of my times as a pilgrim. The day was clear and a fine autumn breeze was blowing. The wheat had been harvested, so the soil was bare and upturned. The sky was so blue, and the Pyrenees to the north so distant yet defined in the sunlight. As I made my ascent, a glance back took my breath away and brought a tear to my eye, it was so beautiful. I met no one else that whole day, but took everything, from the beauty of the landscape to the individual sunflowers I passed, as a gift.

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