Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Walk, the Hills, the Sky

"The ideal aerobic exercise is walking.  Virtually everyone can do it, almost anywhere.  You should have little difficulty elevating your heart rate into your training range on a sustained basis, and it does not put undue strain on any of your joints." 
-  Terry Grossman, M.D., Fantastic Voyage  

"If you want to know if your brain is flabby, feel your legs."  -  Bruce Barton   

"It’s all still there in heart and soul. The walk, the hills, the sky, the solitary pain and pleasure–they will grow larger, sweeter, lovelier in the days and years to come." 
-  Edward Abbey

"Every day, in the morning or evening, or both, take a walk in a safe and peaceful environment for less than an hour.  The can be a great fountain of youth.  Choose a place to walk that has no kind of disturbance.   Walking done in a work environment and when your mind is busy is different; it is not as nutritious as the walking you do for yourself in the morning or evening in a quiet, peaceful, and safe place."
-  Master Hua-Ching Ni, Entering the Tao, 1997, p. 135

"When we were in the woods beyond Gowbarrow Park we saw a few daffodils close to the waterside.  But as we went along there were more and yet more and at last under the boughs of the trees, we saw that there was a long belt of them along the shore, about the breadth of a county turnpike toad.  I never saw daffodils so beautiful.  They grew about the mossy stones about and about them, some rested their heads upon these stones as on a pillow for weariness and the rest tossed and reeled and danced and seemed as if they verily laughed with the wind that blew upon them over the lake."
-   Dorothy Wordsworth

Ways of Walking

Seeing, Looking, Watching

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