Tag Archives: walk

crabwise.

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not olive, but she walks like this sometimes.

is it a crab? is it a cat? what is it doing?

CRABWISE!

KRAB-wiyz

Part of speech: adverb

Origin: English, 20th century

Definition: To, toward, or from the side, typically in an awkward way.

Examples in a sentence:

“Roberto moved crabwise without taking his eyes off the dodgeball.”

“My cat only moves crabwise if she knows I’m going to try to give her a pill.”

“some things cannot be changed. you cannot teach a crab to walk straight.”

-aristophanes

 

no point in hurrying.

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a walk in the woods, northern michigan style, in the new spring
“there is no point in hurrying because you are not actually going anywhere.
however far or long you plod, you are always in the same place: in the woods.”
-Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods

a thousand delicate joys.

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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

questions.

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came across this open door

when walking in the park

  so many questions. 

 

“answers are closed rooms; and questions are open doors that invite us in.”

-nancy willard

 

 

 

argo park, ann arbor, michigan, usa – march 2021