On July 2, 2014, I walked into Santiago de Compostela, the Camino de Santiago, completing five hundred miles of pilgrimage with great jubilance and much pondering. The final leg of the walk seemed anticlimactic; I imagined being greeted by frantic cheers and excited faces as a month of walking ended. Yet it was a normal day in Santiago: a couple of hundred pilgrims finished their journey and others busied themselves with the work of that day. For many, it was an ordinary Wednesday that bore no significance or particular attraction. Yet for my companions and me, it the end of

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