“I cannot live without books!”-Thomas Jefferson

I love to read! At home I read every day and am always reading several books at a time. I am most grateful for the public library. I was completely willing to relinquish reading for the chance to walk the Camino, but at the last minute, I bought some books for my iPod. It wasn’t necessary, but it was fun.

I also regularly turn to books for wisdom, guidance and comfort. I knew that I would not be able to carry the weight of my most guiding authors, so during the months before leaving, I wrote their words onto my backpack. It was valuable to have with me and added no extra weight.
I wrote travel tips to remember like translated phrases of greetings or other translated words to know. I wrote addresses of friends and family to send postcards. I wrote emergency information and phone numbers. I wrote the inspiring words of Byron Katie, Deepak Chopra and many more. All of the words offered guidance, comfort and joy.

*Byron Katie   *Martha Beck   *Deepak Chopra   *The Toltecs   *Wayne Dyer  
*Damian McElrath   *Thich Naht Hahn

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