Wanderlust: A History of Walking, by Rebecca Solnit, is an incredible book on so many levels. I can’t begin to describe all of them.
This book is not only about putting one foot in front of the other, and walking, whether on a neighborhood sidewalk, a forest path, a beach, or even walking in a political, or charitable march, but it is a book about the beginnings of walking. She takes us to our early ancestors, who fell from trees, and stood upright, to any place our minds can imagine walking, with historical information within the pages.
Some of her illuminations might feel tiresome, or long and drawn out, to some of you, but the content is masterful in every aspect.
Not only does Solnit take us to paths traversed, but she also depicts, vividly, the various ways of walking, and why we walk. Walking is just as much of a mental feat, or exercise, in her perspective, as it is a mode for a healthy lifestyle, a way to be in the moment, and also a way for emotional comfort during stressful times.
I highly recommend Wanderlust: A History of Walking, by Rebecca Solnit.
Some of my own travels over the years, have taken me to pathways I never would have dreamed I would see.
Walking, for me, is not only part of my lifestyle, but a factor of meditation, and being in the moment, of whatever path I am walking on. I find beauty everywhere, and spiritual affirmation, within the moments.
Life’s curves lead me to new beginnings, new situations to adjust to, and the positivity resulting from those curves.
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