a thousand delicate joys.


out for a family stroll


“walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things.

it is the one way of freedom.

if you go to a place on anything but your own feet

you are taken there too fast,

and miss a thousand delicate joys

that were waiting for you by the wayside. “

-elizabeth von arnim

59 responses »

  1. In recent years I’ve not wanted to walk much. Whether it was the mandatory mask or the alligators in the bayou on my husband’s favorite trail or the loneliness I felt when I walked alone and everyone else in the park was two by two. This poem gives me a new way to look at walking and so thanks for sharing, Beth xo

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  2. So did you know that Canadian Geese (as pictured) mate for life. The males do a lot of sitting on the eggs. They’re very protective of each other. They make a frikken terrible mess in a park. xo

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