Take A Walk

Dr. Quigley quotes Robinson Jeffers, “…take a walk, for instance, and admire the landscape: that is better than killing one’s brother in war or trying to be superior to one’s neighbor in time of peace. We could dig our gardens…We could, according to our abilities, give ourselves to science or art; not to impress somebody, but for the love of the beauty each discloses. We could even be quiet occasionally…”

Better than killing, so many alternatives. I chose writing. But still something needs to get me out of the chair. Used to be handball, tennis, baseball, now I do as Jeffers suggests. I take a walk. 

4 thoughts on “Take A Walk

  1. Carole Webber August 9, 2014 / 9:53 am

    Does this advice apply when someone says to you to “take a hike ” ?

  2. New Hampshire Garden Solutions August 9, 2014 / 7:28 pm

    I’ve met people while walking who were in their 80s, and it was all I could do to keep up with them. I like to think that the walking itself was their secret.

    • fictionfitz August 10, 2014 / 6:09 am

      On second thought, we can only hope.

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