E and I were out walking with friends in a park while W was at drama lessons and we happened by this guy, he could not have been less bothered by us walking by him. He just stood there.
Walking is my favourite form of exercise (next to gardening), I love it because it involves all my senses. I try to make sure that we get out for a walk every day (lately that has involved double toques and snow pants!) and I believe the benefits are huge (physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally). Walking for me is a time when I can actually manage to still my mind and really be present - the sights, sounds and smells all combine to make walking a sort of meditation for me. I love it.
My last few walks have involved making my way through the snow and gathering greenery from some trees to begin decorating our home for the season. Quite different in some ways from my walks during the rest of the year when I am collecting wild plants for food and medicine but still very much the same in one way - an appreciation for the abundance and beauty of Mother Earth.