Thursday, November 5, 2009

Walk #309: Get Outside!

It is neither sunny nor cloudy. Not hot or cold. An in-between sort of day.

Angel and I did our customary walk along the Ridge. We are waiting for the rain that is due in any minute now. I just got an e-mail from an old high school friend who said he likes to "hike" rather than walk.

What is the difference? Apparel? Intent? Economic status? Location? Age of the participant? In the UK they call it "rambling". Doesn't matter what you call it. For me, it is just important to get outside once a day, for at least a few minutes, preferably someplace non-urban (but urban areas can be wild too), to enjoy this planet that is our home for way too short of time.

That is what I try to do. That is what this self-absorbed blog has made me do: Just get outside. Pay attention to what is.

2 comments:

Woodswalker said...

I agree. Something important happens to our brains when we expose our heads to the sky. (For real! Something to do with light affecting the pineal gland.) Also, our upright bodies were meant to walk. And when we look around, we encounter the marvelous. Just outside our doors.

Allan Stellar said...

Yes!