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Discussion: Interesting article on Walking; affecting thinking

in: Orienteering; General

Apr 5, 2019 2:11 AM # 
Orienteers may appreciate this article.
Sample -- "When we choose a path through a city or forest, our brain must survey the surrounding environment, construct a mental map of the world, settle on a way forward, and translate that plan into a series of footsteps. Likewise, writing forces the brain to review its own landscape, plot a course through that mental terrain, and transcribe the resulting trail of thoughts by guiding the hands."
Apr 5, 2019 7:33 AM # 
Great article thanks for sharing
Apr 5, 2019 9:38 PM # 
Love it!

"Thomas DeQuincey has calculated that William Wordsworth—whose poetry is filled with tramps up mountains, through forests, and along public roads—walked as many as a hundred and eighty thousand miles in his lifetime, which comes to an average of six and a half miles a day starting from age five."

Whoa. He really did wander lonely as a cloud. Excerpt from that poem, relevant to our springtime:

"I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

...For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils."

I feel the same way when I find the control and do my armchair orienteering later on! ;)

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