Thursday, July 28th, 2016
Dallas Centre, Iowa
To accommodate a family that came all the way up from Florida, it was decided to route ourselves along some bike trails like the High Trestle Trail. This route and a similar one today, forming a loop, would be sage for peaceful conversation. The state of Iowa is blessed to have such excellent and well-maintained trails.
While the caption for yesterday’s blog “More Walking, Less Squawking” is my own dreamed-up slogan, I picked up some really brilliant sayings that were posted along the trail—sayings that promote the walking culture.
Let’s begin with insomniac Charles Dickens who consumed much time in his daily (or rather “nightly”) walks. He is quoted saying:
1) “If I could not walk hard and fas,t I would explode and perish.”
2) “The way to extend your days is by walking steady and with purpose.”
Savour this one:
3) “Thoughts come clearly while one walks,” wrote Thomas Mann.
4) “All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking,” penned Friedrich Nietzsche.
5) “It is solved by walking,” is a Latin Proverb.
And, from an unknown source, here is a thought of wit…
6) “You can’t leave footprints in the sands of time if you’re sitting on your butt. And who wants to leave butt prints in the sands of time?”
I want to thank Ananta, Vaishnavi and their son, Gopal, for joining us all the way from Florida.
May the Source be with you!