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Walking: One Step At a Time | Erling Kagge
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A lyrical account of an activity that is essential for our sanity, equilibrium, and well-being, from the author of Silence ("A book to be handled and savored." The Wall Street Journal) Placing one foot in front of the other, embarking on the journey of discovery, and experiencing the joy of explorationthese activities are intrinsic to our nature. Our ancestors traveled long distances on foot, gaining new experiences and learning from them. But as universal as walking is, each of us will experience it differently. For Erling Kagge, it is the gateway to the questions that fascinate himWhy do we walk? Where do we walk from? What is our destination?and in this book he invites us to investigate them along with him. Language reflects the idea that life is one single walk; the word "journey" comes from the distance we travel in the course of a day. Walking for Kagge is a natural accompaniment to creativity: the occasion for the unspoken dialogue of thinking. Walking is also the antidote to the speed at which we conduct our lives, to our insistence on rushing, on doing everything in a precipitous mannerwalking is among the most radical things we can do.
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Anna40
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Mehso-so

A collection of short essays on what the author saw, felt, experienced on walks in different parts of the world (e.g. Norway, US) and on different 'terrains' (urban, rural). Observations, thoughts throughout the book are interspersed with quotes and references to philosophy, science. Some of his writing is beautiful, insightful, but some of it is trite, banal. It did inspire me to go on a long walk though, so I'm glad I read it :)

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GlassAsDiamonds
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😊😊😊😊

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GlassAsDiamonds
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@Lindy not only a babass, but an calm anarchist as well!!! 😂😱😂😱😂

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GlassAsDiamonds
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Enough YA for a bit, now for some philosophy I‘m hoping will help with my #BFCr4 fitness and wellness goals. 😊😊😊😊

Cathythoughts Walking 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
Lindy How refreshing to think I‘m a badass because I prefer to walk whenever possible! 3mo
GlassAsDiamonds @Lindy I suspect you‘d enjoy this book!!! 😊😊😊 3mo
Lindy @GlassAsDiamonds Stacked! 3mo
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Suet624
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I really enjoyed this book. Kagge writes about walking, which would seem to be a simple topic, but he has a lot to say. He adds the thoughts of other philosophers to round out the topic. If you need inspiration to get off the couch this book will help. However, I believe he would tell you to leave the earbuds at home.

On a personal note, one of my kids saw this photo and noted he looked like at least one of my past love interests. 😂😂

vivastory Great review, but now I'm curious about the love interest. Were you at one time dating Knausgaard? 4mo
Suet624 @vivastory Hahaha. I tend to go for the scruffy bearded guys with eyes that look like they've seen too much and wear sweaters like that. (edited) 4mo
Reggie As I was scrolling by I thought it was Rick Fox at first. Lol but upon your last comment, do they also live on boats? 4mo
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Suet624
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“Journeys of discovery are not something you start doing, but something you gradually stop doing.” Leander and Gracie exploring with their lawnmowers.

LeahBergen Gorgeous pic! 😍 4mo
Suet624 @LeahBergen thank you! That view is at the end of my street. It‘s stunning in the fall. And of course those kids! 4mo
ValerieAndBooks They're so cute! And that's a good quote -- something to think about. 4mo
kspenmoll They are such gifts for you! Vermont is so beautiful. 4mo
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Suet624
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This is so true! 😂😂

Cinfhen Day 7 with no sugar/ chocolate and I‘m still CRAVING!!!! 4mo
Suet624 @cinfhen i had to give up sugar in order to effectively treat Lyme Disease. It's the hardest thing ever. It's in everything!!! And it was like invasion of the bodysnatchers. I would come home with items that I couldn't eat but my brain had tricked me into buying them!! Activated charcoal helps a lot. Good luck! 4mo
Cinfhen Oh God!! That‘s torture but I‘m so glad it‘s helped your Lyme Disease. And I know what you mean about sugar in EVERYTHING 😫😫😫what‘s activated charcoal??? 4mo
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Suet624 @Cinfhen well it‘s charcoal that‘s activated. 😁 whatever that means. It‘s in capsules. It binds up the yeast that accumulates from detoxing from sugar. I could talk about it more if you‘d like. 4mo
Cinfhen When do u take them?? How often?? Do u buy them at a health store? Pharmacy?? Im intrigued 4mo
julesG @Cinfhen Charcoal is good. But don't get the BBQ variety 😁It's that stuff survivalists use to purify water that you need. You could take it at any time of the day. Unless you take medication, then make sure you take it 2 hours after your meds. You can get them at a pharmacy, or online. Not sure about health food stores. 4mo
Suet624 I‘ll send a link tonight to what I get. I‘m at a wedding 👰woohoo!! @Cinfhen (edited) 4mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much @julesG @Suet624 hope you‘re having fun 💕 4mo
Suet624 @Cinfhen https://www.dailybenefit.com/products/activated-charcoal-by-integrative-therapeu... is the type the naturapath recommended. If you want more info, email me at suet624 at gmail and I can let you know loads of info. 😁 (edited) 4mo
Cinfhen I will definitely be emailing you!!! Thanks 🙏🏼 4mo
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Suet624
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I am loving this book.

kspenmoll I have seen our US Senator, Chris Murphy, on walks in my neighborhood more than once & we have spoken. I love that he does this- CT is a small manageable walking state! 4mo
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TheEllieMo
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I‘ve not been keeping up with my posts for the #BookFitnessChallenge since I got back from holiday. I have been keeping track, though. Reached today‘s step target just before getting into bed😊. And I‘ve now read 8 books as part of the challenge (against a target of 9) (I have also read a graphic novel and a short story but I haven‘t counted them).

I‘ve totally lost count of how many points I may have😂 I‘m just tracking steps and books.

TheSpineView Way to go! I never kept of the either! 7mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 (I don‘t think many people are tracking points anymore. So no worries. ☺️) 7mo
Jerdencon I‘m just tracking miles and books too! 7mo
britt_brooke Nicely done!! 7mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 7mo
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Thndrstd
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Pickpick

The Norwegian explorer who walked to the South Pole alone writes about one of the most basic human activities. A beautiful little philosophical book, mixed with personal anecdotes and reflections.

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