Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sunday Saying - Walking

"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, 
The Journey Home (1977)


kirsten said...

you know, I visit your blog very irregularly, but I just walked back into my house from a long early-morning walk, and this was the very first link I clicked on Twitter. :)

Jung would call that synchronicity.

anyway. was beating myself up for not making this morning's workout a good solid run instead of power walk, and I loved the perspective of this quote. Takes it way outside the realm of 'workout'.


S. Etole said...

I like that last line ... how difficult it is for us to "be" in the moment.