WALK

ASPENS
ASPENS

Here is one of my favorite quotes about 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

HONEYBEE AND BASIL
HONEYBEE AND BASIL

I love that, especially about observing details. To see things in nature makes it real. While walking, I’ve watched a spider making a web and that takes time, although they move quite efficiently. The web created then serves as a trap for prey or as defense against their natural predators. Also, I’ve seen honeybees move from one tiny flower to the next, getting nectar and pollinating. The worker bee gathers nectar at the flower while pollen from the anther of the flower sticks to their hairy body, it is then transferred to another plant as she moves. Pollination fertilizes, thus making successful seed and fruit production for plants. It’s amazing. That is two tiny examples of life cycles in this big world.

SPIDERWEB
SPIDERWEB
SPIDERWEB
SPIDERWEB

 

 

Walk it off. Keep in mind walking also has many physical health benefits and is good for mental health. It slows down time. It can decrease depression, improve well-being, lower stress, boosts mental health. It is also inexpensive, a low risk exercise, and easily accessible.

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