So last week I introduced you to the Camino’s official anthem.
Today I want to add my own personal anthem to the playlist.
Because if you’re going to walk 1600 kilometers with your husband (who is also your best friend and generally favorite person, even on the bad days), there’s no way that this doesn’t run through your head a few thousand times.
Not everyone walks with their partner, of course. In fact, we met a lot of people who were surprised that we were walking together. We heard “And you still like each other?” more often than I would expect. And there were plenty of pilgrims who walked alone, leaving a spouse or partner at home. But for us, I don’t think we could have done it any other way. Because
If I haver
Well you know I’m going to be
I’m going to be the one who’s havering with you
(Whatever havering means)
By the way, I’ve decided to make this “playlist” idea official, and have created a YouTube page for it here. (There’s also a permanent link on the sidebar.) It’s music to get you in the mood for a Camino pilgrimage, or to help you keep moving when you’re on the trail.)
I’ll keep adding songs that were part of our walk, or that in hindsight SHOULD have been part of our walk. If you have suggestions for the list, share them in the Comments below. And if you want to see the stories behind each song as they link in, click the Playlist category.
2 thoughts on “Camino Playlist: My Theme Song”
From the Urban Dictionary:
1. haver (English) possessor; land owner; proprietor; master
2. haver (from Hebrew) friend; comrade; companion.
3. haver (from scot) to talk nonsense; babble
“It is held that valor is the chiefest virtue, and most dignifies the haver.” – William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Cominius, in Coriolanus, act 2, sc. 2, l. 83-5. Praising Coriolanus for his courage in battle
by macgruff November 18, 2010
Aha! “Talking nonsense” sounds pretty appropriate for those long stretches of trail. Thanks, Debra!