Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Walking, and what it means to Philosophers and Writers.

Robert Macfarlane cites the following (p. 27 in "the Old Way"):

Jean-Jacques Rousseau writes that "I can only meditate when I am walking.  When I stop I caease to think; my mind only works with my legs."

Soren Kierkegaard speculates that the mind might function optimally at the pedestrian pace of 3 miles per hour.

Christopher Morley wrote of Wordsworth as "emplying his legs as an instrument of philosoph.

Wallace Stevens wrote: "Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around a lake."

Solvitur Ambulando!

Buen Camino!


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