QUOTE | The Walker’s Decalogue
Lovely post about Walking from Thoreau via Linda Carroli
From the essay ‘Walking’ by Henry David Thoreau …
- The wise man is restful, never restless or impatient. He each moment abides there where he is, as some walkers actually rest the whole body at each step.
- An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
- I cannot walk well or pleasantly if I can’t keep me away on the horizon.
- Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars.
- Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.
- If you have paid your debts, and made your will, and settled all your affairs, and are a free man; then you are ready for a walk.
- If you would get exercise go in search of the springs of life.
- Moreover, you must walk like a camel which is said to be…
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