The Joy of Walking

Jenny Blair writes:

“The best thing about walking, for me, lies in a quality it shares with cycling, secondhand clothes, and refillable mugs: It lifts the burden of doing harm. I’d like to live in a world where traveling, getting dressed, or enjoying a drink doesn’t entail such injury to that world. We each have a right not to be forced to create garbage or spew carbon in order to do what we need to do. We have a right to less destructive options. And a simple act like walking inspires me to work toward a future when getting our daily needs met doesn’t despoil our surroundings, but instead heals them – and us.”

How about you? Why do you like to walk?



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