Walking

Walking

One Step at A Time

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"Placing one foot in front of the other, embarking on the journey of discovery, and experiencing the joy of exploration--these activities are intrinsic to our nature. Our ancestors traveled long distances on foot, gaining new experiences and learning from them. But as universal as walking is, each of us will experience it differently. For Erling Kagge, it is the gateway to the questions that fascinate him--Why do we walk? Where do we walk from? What is our destination?--and in this book he invites us to investigate them along with him. Language reflects the idea that life is one single walk; the word "journey" comes from the distance we travel in the course of a day. Walking for Kagge is a natural accompaniment to creativity: the occasion for the unspoken dialogue of thinking. Walking is also the antidote to the speed at which we conduct our lives, to our insistence on rushing, on doing everything in a precipitous manner--walking is among the most radical things we can do." -- Front flap.
Publisher: New York :, Pantheon Books,, [2019]
©2019
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781524747848
152474784X
Branch Call Number: 796.51 Kagge
Characteristics: 177 pages :,illustrations (chiefly color) ;,19 cm
Additional Contributors: Crook, Becky L.

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suzannethomas Jul 12, 2019

I was hooked by the epigraph by Laurie Anderson from “Walking and Falling”:

You’re walking. And you don’t always realize it
But you’re always falling
With each step, you fall forward slightly
And then catch yourself from falling….

Boom!

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