“It’s so good, I think you should do a London screening of the film’, shouts Jen across the packed confines of the cellar bar in Blackfriars at last month’s Camino gathering.
‘That’s an excellent idea’, I reply and I park the suggestion into the back of my mind: an action for later.
Later actually means 10 days later. The next step doesn’t take place in chilly London but 5,300 miles away in the warm relaxing confines and calm space of the Vallombrosa Center, in Menlo Park, San Francisco. I’m attending the American Pilgrims On The Camino annual gathering. I mingle and find myself talking to Lydia, the producer of ‘The Camino Documentary – Six Ways To Santiago’: the film for which we want to do the London screening.
‘It’s a great documentary’, I say. ‘Well done, I love how you have authentically captured the highs, lows and inner journey of six individuals as they walk across Spain. There’s a real value in watching it before you go as you get to see the transforming power of the Camino’.
‘Is the film being screened in London?’, I add.
‘No, why don’t you do a screening of the film?’, challenges Lydia.
And, ‘where have I heard that before?’, I say to myself.