Ode to my boots

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Ah, Dear Boots, how you have served me well. You have been my constant companions through two Caminos and hundreds of kilometers of training at home.

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You have brought me stability through rocky descents and difficult ascents. You have provided warmth on those cold morning walks. You have protected my feet from rough terrain, uneven paths and hot street pavement.

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You have been through snow, sleet, rain, mud and dirt. You have even been chewed on by one lovable dog, hence your missing shoelace tips. You have travelled the path of millions of pilgrims and warriors of various countries. You have taken the same paths that have been taken throughout the last thousand years.

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You have gently stood in churches and cathedrals built as early as the thirteenth century and have rested in newly opened albergues.
You have served me well, Dear Boots, and you now can rest knowing your walking days are completed.
Thank you!

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Your grateful and humbled wearer/owner
Sylvie

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