Working out the walking while talking the walk?

Friday, 9 September, 2011

There’s a lot to be said for walking but how exactly do you put the process into words?

Such a simple activity, this walking, which like breathing quickly loses itself in the implicit background of human processes, but try describing how to do it to a tree or a lamppost, or some other being for whom, “lift your leg, move it forward, put it down” does not suffice, and you soon lose yourself in questions that go way deep, questions like, what is the relationship between time and space, and, where am I in relation to the body I call mine.

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