Walk for five miles without any music or distractions like other people. This is a form of meditation that enables calm thinking by regularizing homeostatic process and providing a constant activity that occupies and pacifies the body while the mind has nothing to do but wander. Pure wandering is random, thus soon boredom hits and, brilliantly, so does structured thought.http://www.anus.com/etc/prozakhistan/telport.htm
Today was another getting-things-done walk, with a story crafted and shared along the way. My son and I make-up tales with one person starting then handing it off then back again, each time changing and growing. That plus the lunch walk to the park and back was just over two miles.
There is a lilac thicket on one of my walks. It is a useful walk, a getting-things-done walk, with a postal box, a grocery store and a pharmacy along the way. The lilacs are two lefts and a right away from my house. In that time there is a LOUD freeway to cross, conversation stops and the dogs lay back their ears. The lilacs lean in and welcome just now with sweet blossoms and cover from the rain or the sun. It is a special place. I’m thinking of writing a card to the folks them tend them to thank them for sharing their peace with us walkers.
My walking loop is three miles, most of it next to a railroad track, through fields and fields and fields. The train is my friendly dragon.
I need new shoes.
Greets from an old friend
You were off my radar, but I am glad to have rediscovered you through lj. I am a self powered traveler as well. My Schwinn Heavy Duty (this model was designed specifically for managers to travel around the Ford plant) sees many miles in and around our little VT village.
As we're at the confluence of many rivers - Connecticut, Saxtons, Black, Cold, and a few more nearby, we have plans to navigate them in our canoe. I'm hoping to help stock Atlantic Salmon fingerlings into the rivers again. That's a wading job with a 5 gallon bucket of promising fishy guys who just might return to their new home in a few years after they get dropped. I've seen a few that might be my "kids" from years past. How they've grown.
So many things to see or is it feel... Hard to know the difference when you are outside. Yes, human powered is the solution to many problems. I'm there.