Thursday, October 09, 2008


This photo happens to be from the first day of school (note the big bags of school supplies and the outfits I wrote about it an earlier post about the first day), but this is what we do every day.

I love these walks.

We talk about school, we talk about books, we talk about sports. We also laugh together when one of us trips (that sounds mean, but we always make sure the one who's tripped is ok first -- well, usually) and we take deep breaths of fresh air, or exhaust from the street, or pot from the trailer park (What's that smell, Mom?), but mostly the fresh air.

Yes, it's a very wholesome experience.

Here's what Soren Kierkegaard had to say about walking. I found it copied down in an old journal of mine from a few years ago. I think he's on to something.

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk: every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness; I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it... but by sitting still, and the more one sits still, the closer one comes to feeling ill... Thus if one just keeps on walking, everything will be all right.

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