To be everywhere at once is to be nowhere forever…

“There are some good things to be said about walking. Walking takes longer, for example, than any other known form of locomotion except crawling. Thus it stretches time and prolongs life. Life is already too short to waste on speed. I have a friend who’s always in a hurry; he never gets anywhere. Walking makes the world much bigger and thus more interesting. You have time to observe the details. The utopian technologists foresee a future for us in which distance is annihilated and anyone can transport himself anywhere, instantly. Big deal, Buckminster. To be everywhere at once is to be nowhere forever, if you ask me.”

– Edward Abbey (via Whiskey River)

Comments

  1. David, this is so true. I have found over the past few years that walking gives me the opportunity to soak in the surrounds in which I am in. Last September I was staying in an apartment in Venice, Italy and went out at night and just walked for miles up and down the small alley ways, it was amazing. Just having the time to take it all in was an unforgettable experience. Reading this post brought those wonderful memories back to me. Thank you!

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  2. This post is MINE: I am claiming it because I am such an addicted walker! The world IS much larger; and you can actually SEE, HEAR, SMELL, TOUCH, and even TASTE (on the wind or the fingertip!) the world as you walk through it! Fabulous post: I totally agree with you!

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  3. Great thoughts! It’s ying and yang. It’s ok to move forward at a fast pace but you also need to slow down and enjoy the moment too.

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  4. Reblogged this on Wondering Thoughts and commented:
    Another great reason to go for a walk today.

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