Mute Monday: Star(ry field)(campus stellae)

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Joanna Cake said...

I remember reading about the pilgrimages that people used to make to Santiago di Compostela in the Middle Ages. Interesting take, Aunty x

Aunty Belle said...

this pilgrimage has had an enormous resurgence. Some famous Medieval folks made the trek--an' that scoundrel Henry II offered to make it in atonement fer his complicity in the murder of Thomas Becket. It is very popular wif' Britons. Thar's a Society of St. James in London thas' a clearin' house fer British pilgrims. Lots of yore kin have written books about their adventures.

Last year over a half million stouthearted souls made their way to the "Field of Stars", Santiago de Compostela.

TROLL Y2K said...

I really liked the video. Very soft-sell. Is Kevin Codd your nom de plume?

Happy Mute Monday!

Pam said...

Each time you post about this, I swear to myself that I will look up more info about this pilgrimage. Would love to do such a thing. Happy MM!

Boxer said...

I just copied the "Field of Stars" - the picture and poem are wonderful and I've never heard of this before. Thank you!

Pam is right, I vow (this time) to read more about the pilgrimage.

Happy MM to you and your frazzled mind. xoxo.

fishy said...

I reckon any journey what lets you travel with your horse and dog is a good one. Specially one that gets ya closer to them heavenly stars. Have a great Monday.

moi said...

I can't get the video to play, but I am very familiar with this spot "virtually." One day. One day. It must have been an AMAZING experience!

Aunty Belle said...


Kevin ain't mah nome de plume--but I could a written it--as have many others--coulda an' shoulda--we met British Methodist minister who makes it every 7 years--he said he was gonna write it--I keep lookin' fer it an' hopin does go on an write his book.

Onc't on assignment in France I met a British barrister who was writin' a book --not on the Pilgrimage to Compostela-- a novel. It was, The Sixth Lamentation. When it was published he sent it to me--thar's somethin' about folks wh say they's gonna write an' the DO IT.


you'll be different iffin' ya do it!! Somethin like this heps a body learn all about theyselves--yore inner self is in charge an' that in itself is a revelation. Go GO!


THanky fer yore kind words. I hopes ya does read up on the Pilgrimage--it is good fer whatevber ails ya'. So much physicality, incredible geography, amazin' history, art, architecture--an ya can take yore dawgs!


We saw lots of dawgs an at least one ole fell wif a donkey haulin' his pack---


Oh no!!

Iffin' it woan play PLEASE click the YouTube link an' go see it--jes' 2 minutes and so well done.


Idea is a birthin':

Mebbe we should have a Blog Summit/ Pilgrimage?? We could meet at the Pyrenees an' walk the Camino together--an the stars will smile on all our haids!

Buzz Kill said...

I don't know Aunty. It could involve a lot of walking. Bwahaha
You wax poetic about this so much that there must be something to it. It's nice to see someone passionate about something that's so off the beaten path (so to speak) that most people have never heard of or traveled it.

Happy MM!

Kymical Reactions said...

How lovely, Auntie. I really like the video! Happy MM!

Karl said...

Good morning Aunty Belle,

Interesting take. I had to laugh at the end of the introduction when the author stated "plus I wanted to lose five kilos"

Not only is it spiritually uplifting, it's a good weight loss program.

If you really want to see the stars dance in an awe inspiring way, try standing the middle watch on a small craft in the ocean on a moonless night. The experience is breathtaking.

Happy Tardy Tuesday