Almanac Walking – Therapy for the Soul: Some links

 

 

Kate Birrell recently published an excellent post related to the joys of walking stimulating an interest I have in this area.

 

The benefits of walking for both body and mind are well known, and I would like to share some links to articles related to the philosophic aspect of walking I have collected over a number of years that highlight this feature for your consideration.

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/may/31/old-ways-robert-macfarlane-review

 

https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/08/04/field-guide-to-getting-lost-rebecca-solnit/?fbclid=IwAR2Fsp1bA0PULkoZRWRmHw4-7pTEkJRm1rrSR_9uJyMLaevQr2nJnPeMU2o

 

https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/01/10/kenneth-grahame-the-fellow-that-goes-alone/?fbclid=IwAR07uHks_G9LG50UYFh2B6kWcHj33yF6Tm66doGI_PVHCuCoRWbEQCP1SQ8

 

https://www.facebook.com/lawrence.dooley.3/posts/794764370924904

 

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/08/27/the-art-and-politics-of-wanderlust/?fbclid=IwAR0GVw6RDKNS7o9NNqALfuH7-_gL_LD6A_rap7Ac3kr8kredHN3J5R0J80o

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/dec/26/radical-freedom-writing-walking-and-exploring-the-wilderness-within?fbclid=IwAR2_AejrpcMal0QTJQAhumJHR9Mqn0miJbOegsLLH-GbKJHqzl9Dt08_izY

 

https://lithub.com/rebecca-solnit-on-a-childhood-of-reading-and-wandering/?fbclid=IwAR2oF-IezV8MBQOCjbXD_Ktuit-epbnXzyFcaRPuu3zzMHzqvl337Tp2rZ4

 

https://simplecapacity.com/2016/11/9-reasons-why-you-should-travel-alone-at-least-once-in-your-life/?fbclid=IwAR1_ylY5fgk1QiwNSmmDhk5GWxYoLXom0Nrclwb4XzroMKGxu6um5FTqxDs

 

 

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About Colin Ritchie

Retired teacher who enjoys following the Bombers, listening to music especially Bob Dylan, reading, and swimming.

Comments

  1. These a great links Col with lots of angles..love the piece on being lost and the themes it explores. Particularly like the idea of the solo walk..I did a week walking (not long enough) in Spain in 2018 alone. It was such an amazing experience….and the contrast between that and my previous two weeks of that trip which were spent in a group of about 16… that was great fun!!, but an entirely different experience to being on your own, walking from one village to another

  2. Brings to mind another favourite tune of mine, namely”WALK, DON’T RUN” by the Ventures, I believe.

  3. Roger Lowrey says

    One of the highlights of the day is always the walk around the Corio Bay foreshore with Cleo our Jack Russell.
    It is marvellous think time with the mind in neutral. My problem solving skills improve exponentially. The inspiration for a FA column sometimes drops out of the sky. The world seems to make more sense and, above everything else, I feel happy. As Basil Fawlty once observed “Happy? Happy? Ah yes, I remember that!”

  4. Another great walking song came from Johnny Raye in 1956. It was a big hit in Australia and was titled “JUST A WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN” You can enjoy it on YouTube.

  5. Thanks for this, Col.

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