This weekend I had a chance to walk for about an hour with a friend. She used to live quite close to here but moved about 2 years ago....and it felt good to catch up. Not that we haven't connected in 2 years, we have. But phones, texts, emails, other means of communication nowadays don't do friendships justice.
There IS something about actual connection, real communication, and it
means all the more over a good long walk.
With all the running, biking, and swimming I've been doing over the past several months, I would have to say I would choose walking as my means for breathing.
For connecting and having meaning.
The things that can be shared over a good long walk are amazing. The problems resolved, the laughter over silly things, and just a feeling of connectedness away from the mundane and often unrealistic forms of communication we rely on today....makes walking my favorite.
It's amazing what one can figure out on a walk, and with a friend it's even better.
"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I
want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the
books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see."
~ John Burroughs
Here's hoping we all get a walk in sometime today.....
Wishing each of you a happy day:)