Friday, August 30, 2013
Solvitur Ambluando: It is solved by walking
Great article this morning in Huffingtonpost.com, by Arianna Huffington on the good that is generated by walking: Diogenes' of the 4th century (BCE) wrote "solvitur ambulando" or it is solved by walking.
Diogenes understood what we who do pilgrimage know full well: there is "medicine" in the art of walking. Jefferson agreed. Hemingway did it too. As does Wendell Berry, who said that we think pr process information at about the same rate by which we walk. Nietzsche thought that walking was necessary for resolving issues or coming up with great thoughts.