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“It is the best of humanity, I think, that goes out to walk my friend. In happy hours all affairs may be wisely postponed for this. Dr. Johnson said, ‘Few men know how to take a walk,’ and it is pretty certain that Dr. Johnson was not one of those few. It is a fine art; there are degrees of proficiency, and we distinguish the professors from the apprentices. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good-humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence, and nothing too much. Good observers have the manners of trees and animals, and if they add words, it is only when words are better than silence. But a vain talker profanes the river and the forest, and is nothing like so good company as a dog.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Country Life,” 1857

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Comments


Si says
Objection noted mark. Now it is not The Universe talking to you.  

Mark de LA says
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physician,_heal_thyself

Seth says

Si says
Very good article for you to look into. I highly recommend it!  

Mark de LA says
Follow the #TuQuoque bouncing ball .

Si says
Yes. It is in your court now. Do you have the required swing?

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