T and I have been doing a lot of biking, walking, swimming the past couple weeks. We've discovered a beautiful walking path surrounding a landscaped pond. We bike to it and then we walk for at least a mile around and around. I find that comforting, walking in circles. I always have. I'm a daydreamer. I like to walk fast and think hard. It is nice not to have to come back down to earth and pay attention to things like stop signs or intersections.
Walking has been a constant in my life. I used to walk over my lunch hours when I worked. I rarely ever stayed in my office or workplace over lunch. I walked outside in good weather and inside on a large inside track during the bad. It helped me let go of work-related stress. Sometimes walking and thinking helped me plan my next move or make sense of the insensible. It nearly always cleared my head.
And, of course, you never know what you might see on a walk.
Here's a photo taken at Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida. It is a wonderful, large, urban garden and they often have large scale sculpture exhibitions that change periodically. I was thrilled to see this on a recent walk:
|Spider sculpture on walking path at Leu Gardens|