Friday, February 17, 2012
Walking to Connect
For those of you who don't know I'm pursuing a project called @Walk2Connect.
- This is about taking people on walks.
- Providing tools for people to conceptualize taking half-day, entire day or multi-day walks
- Starting needed conversations that walking goes deeper than just physical health.
- Fueling a movement of connectivity through walking.
Please check out the website and sign-on to the e-list if you want our updates!
I'm reading a great new book now called "Wanderlust ...a history of walking" by Rebecca Solnit. Amazing. Here's a quote from today's reading I thought I would share:
"There was a joy, she said, to finding that her body was adequate to get her where she was going, and it was a gift to develop and more tangible, concrete relationship to her neighborhood and its residents. We talked about the more stately sense of time one has on-foot and on public transit, where things must be planned and scheduled beforehand, rather than rushed through at the last minute, and about the sense of place that can only be gained on foot. Many people nowadays live in a series of interiors - home, car, gym, office, shops - disconnected from each other. On-foot everything stays connected, for while walking one occupies the spaces between those interiors in the same way one occupies those interiors. One lives in the whole world rather than interiors built up against it." - Solnit