I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.”
Henry David Thoreau
I don’t go walking for the exercise. I go for the views, for the chance to get out of the house and forget myself for a while.
I walk alone to remember who I am and what I love.
But I can’t walk without looking back. It’s always a marvel to me, the distance that has passed, the time. Yet that moment is still fixed so clearly in my mind, when I stood on that spot and stared out across the sea, the hills, the fields, and wondered about this life.
I walk alone with my headphones; let the music make the world around me sing.
I walk to discover something new, no matter how small. Some detail that makes everything clear.
I don’t go walking for the destination; it’s the journey that matters.