23 January 2012

endorphinjunkie(z7bAlabama)January 23, 2012

"There are some good things to be said about walking. Not many, but some. Walking takes longer, for example, than any other known form of locomotion except crawling. Thus it stretches time and prolongs life. Life is already too short to waste on speed. I have a friend who's always in a hurry; he never gets anywhere. Walking makes the world much bigger and thus more interesting. You have time to observe the details. The utopian technologists foresee a future for us in which distance is annihilated. To be everywhere at once is to be nowhere forever, if you ask me."

Edward Abbey

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So right. If I had not walked, I would not have seen four bluebirds this morning. Bluebirds have become rare here and then to see them here in January, what are the odds?

    Bookmark   January 23, 2012 at 9:09AM
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These days DH and I have three main modes of locomotion ( using Edward Abbey's term). We walk, ride our bikes and drive a car.
We drive the car so we can get from point a to b in a hurry. We ride our bikes for excercise and an overview of the neighborhood.
But walking is our favorite form of locomotion, especially in the spring, when we notice all the new growth. A bulb pushing up, a tree starting to bud and leaf, the mustard plants blooming. It's a new beginning and we see it close up and personal

    Bookmark   January 23, 2012 at 7:06PM
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On the other hand I'm just as excited about someone wanting to explore new beginnings in space as I'm in my neighborhood.

    Bookmark   January 23, 2012 at 8:43PM
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