A Walk, a Succession of Instants

September 4, 2014

Pedestrian walk signal

Pedestrian walk signal

“A walk is not a parade or a race.  It’s a succession of instants, any one of which can illuminate a lifetime.”
—  John Baxter, The Most Beautiful Walk in the World:  A Pedestrian in Paris

City walks and nature hikes.  Each a succession of instants.  Each can be a source of illumination.

Hiking the naches Peak Loop Trail near Mount Rainier

Hiking the Naches Peak Loop Trail near Mount Rainier

View of Cascade Mountains and Dewey lake from Naches Peak Loop Trail

View of Cascade Mountains and Dewey Lake from Naches Peak Loop Trail

 

2 Responses to “A Walk, a Succession of Instants”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    The connecting of the single step, the instant, to the longer journey reminds me of a favorite line from Annie Dillard: “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”


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