Walking induces a trance like state that allows the mind freedom and ease and encourages exploration of odd possibilities and improbable connections.
-Annie Proulx, from Bird Cloud pg 194-95
Slow concepts are springing up all over! I love these movements towards living a fulfilling life (with out too much filling it).
Whether it’s slow food, slow cities, slow architecture, and now the illustrious slow foot movement!
Thanks for your inspiration Keri.
I really enjoyed this quote. Sometimes I forget walking has more than a physical health benefit.
love this message…following it tonight. going to house watch on my way home tonight…i love seeing city streets just as the sun is setting, each house side by side, lights starting to pop on, getting ready to tuck into the night.
hope all is well keri!
Like one of my very favorite happy/sad songs: “Take the long way home.”
I always play a happy outgoing song when I walked through my neighborhood. It gets me in an amazing mood! :)
I love to walk too. I also find myself in a similar state of mind when drawing, embroidering and sometimes on long train journeys… another level of consciousness.
good mesage to kids ilove your books i just got how to be an explorer of the world i love it !!!!!!!!!!!
Have you ever come across this website? I think you’d enjoy it.
I love the Latin phrase ‘Salvitor ambulando’, it’s certainly true for me. Walking is me time, a time for observation & reflection.
i love the sight
Often, when I go on slow meandering walks through a neighborhood, it is usually because I am lost. However, I will still take this advice to heart.
Long story behind it, but we have two phrases in our family: “Walk like Manhattan!” when you need to get somewhere. And “Walk like Brooklyn!” when we can all enjoy the ride.
I love so many things about New York City, but perhaps the walking is the greatest of all.