This is where we get the tradition of a handbook...a small volume of useful information. The pilgrim's vade mecum could include any information the pilgrim felt important for their journey. This might include maps, prayers, and recipes for herbal remedies.
For my threshold pilgrimage next year, I plan to make my own vade mecum. Since book arts is another passion of mine I think it would be fun to make a tiny volume to take along with me. I am inviting my blog readers to send me a short quotation that might be meaningful for me to read as I make this trip. You might send a quote on "thresholds" or journeying or any other inspiration you'd like. I'll write them in my little book.
This way, you, or at least your thoughts, can walk along with me. You can send them via the comments option or email me if you'd rather do it that way. I would like, symbolically, to take along as many of you as I can. So send along a quotation for me to include in my vade mecum and we'll make this journey together.