"Above all do not lose your desire to walk. Everyday I walk myself into a state of well being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it. But by sitting still, and the more one sits still, the closer one comes to feeling ill ...
if one keeps on walking everything will be alright."
- Soren Kierkegaard.
I discovered this quote today and thought it was very representative of how walking helps me. I knew the name of this man but not much else. So I turned to the "source of all web knowledge", Wikipedia, and found this picture of him. Apparently he was a Danish philosopher, theologian, writer and psychologist. He died in 1855 at the age of 42. Young by today's standards, but probably not so unusual in the 1800s. What struck me was that he commented on the value of walking even then - when walking places was more common than it is today. The other thing that struck me was - cute hair cut!!
Today will be a day of rest from walking (despite the walking quote). I started the day very early by dropping off my car for service. Once you get over 100,000 miles on a vehicle, missing a routine service is the worst thing you can do. I plan to attend Tai Chi class this afternoon and visit the Library to get some books being held for me.
With no poochies today, I am just hanging around the house doing fun stuff until my car is ready. I should be vacuuming and picking up, but I am saving that "fun" stuff for next week when the dogs are all on vacation with their owners. Next week will be a dog-free week, so I hope to "really party-it-up" by steam cleaning the rugs and the couch, washing the floors, weeding the back yard, decluttering a few disaster hard-hat areas in my house, and updating more of my family photo albums. Do I know how to have fun or what!
I wonder what Soren would have to say about housecleaning. Oh ... that's right, he probably had servants.