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“your cadence is your music” – william shatner

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on a walk in the beautiful early fall weather

taking in a bit of the world 

listening to music

a man came up beside me to say

‘you have quite a cadence.’

something i’d never heard or considered

 such a funny compliment 

and happily noted.

“to brisk notes in cadence beating, glance their many-twinkling feet.”

-thomas gray

 

 

 

image credit: Science Magazine.org

pizza on the move.

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crossed paths with a pizza out for a stroll

 on a mission

 headed for the river

 pizza was sliced and ready

to float

to swim

to shoot the cascades

 perfect conditions today for a pizza.

 

“the closest thing I use to beauty products is the grease on the pizza from John’s Pizzeria.”

-mark feuerstein

sun.

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(no explanation about the alien orb)

 

that moment when you are walking

 ‘here comes the sun’ clicks on 

 the sun returns

as it always eventually does

the universe in alignment. 

“truth is like the sun. you can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.”

-elvis presley

falling all around.

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 beautiful walk in the rain today

discovering

a newly made waterfall

spring flowers in the mud

brilliant green moss

growing on the trees

in the quiet woods.

 

 

“the rain is falling all around,

it falls on field and tree,

Ii rains on the umbrellas here,

and on the ships at sea.”

-robert louis stevenson, a child’s garden of verses

distance.

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on a long walk in the park each day

i see people and animals outside

staying a safe distance from each other

alone

alone together

 

“nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance;

they make the latitudes and longitudes.”

-henry david thoreau

hole.

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“I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost… I am helpless.
It isn’t my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it.
I fall in again.
I can’t believe I am in the same place.
But, it isn’t my fault.
It still takes me a long time to get out.

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in. It’s a habit.
My eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault. I get out immediately.

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

I walk down another street.”

 

 


Portia Nelson, There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk: The Romance of Self-Discovery

bridge.

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how lovely it would be

to walk across this little bridge each day

 leave the busy world behind

to enter once again

 the quiet calm called home.

“praise the bridge that carried you over.”

-george colman 

 

 

 

 

 

ann arbor, mi, usa – on geddes road

silly.

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A Dutch town has officially opened a ‘silly walks’ road crossing, in honor of a classic sketch from the 1970s BBC comedy, Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

Spijkenisse near Rotterdam has replaced the usual crossing sign by the town hall with one of a man with a bowler hat and briefcase flinging his leg high in the air, in emulation of John Cleese’s performance from the ‘Ministry of Silly Walks’ sketch.

Aloys Bijl, a local fan of the show, saw a similar sign put up by a prankster in Sweden, and asked Spijkenisse council to make an official version. “Cleese parodied a man from the ministry, and sometimes strange things do happen in town halls.”

Alderman Jan Willem Mijnans liked the idea, and agreed to preside at the not-very-formal opening of the rebranded crossing.

“It’s nice to see people crossing the street with a smile on their face, and we hope lots of people will do so,” he told the expectant crowds, before trying out his own silly walk.

The crossing is one of the busiest in town, but Mr Mijnans assured the public that, no matter how silly their progress, “traffic rules still apply, and cars have to stop as normal”.He added that the sign will revert to the original if it proves to be more of a distraction than an aid to road safety.

The people of Spijkenisse have taken to the idea with great enthusiasm, and filled social media with clips of pedestrians crossing with a variety of outlandish gaits.

‘mix a little foolishness with your serious plans.

it is lovely to be silly at the right moment. ‘

-horace

credits: abc news, news from elsewhere, martin morgan, nos public television

walk on.

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dear friends, j and b, walk in michigan

getting ready for the big walk.

they leave tomorrow –

i wish them both the best of luck on their journey

 and look forward to their tales from along the way

knowing they will return somehow changed forever.

the portuguese way/caminho português

The Portuguese Way (Spanish: Camino Portugués, Portuguese: Caminho Português) is the name of the Way of St. James pilgrimage routes starting in Portugal. It begins at Porto or Lisbon. From Porto, pilgrims travel north before entering Spain and passing through Padron on the way to Santiago de Compostela.

The Portuguese way is 227 km long starting in Porto. The way from Porto was historically used by the local populations and by those who arrived in the local ports.

In the contemporary period, most pilgrims are foreigners, and of the total number reaching Galicia between January and October  2017, only 4.27% were Portuguese. Roughly 30,000 pilgrims per year walk this path.

Arrival of queen Elizabeth of Portugal to Santiago de Compostela, after finishing the Portuguese Way around 1325, after the death of her husband, Denis of Portugal.

 

“a path is a prior interpretation

of the best way to traverse a landscape.” 

 -rebecca solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

 

credits: wikipedia