I didn’t walk for exercise tonight.
You know what I did? What my whole family did?
We went for a walk for the sake of the walk itself.
Outside, moving, air on your face, sights and smells, routine, excuse to get out of the house during a pandemic, walk.
It was glorious.
And it has been one of the few constants since the world turned upside down.
Honestly, I want more nights like I had tonight.
What a short a beautiful life this is.
Modernity inflicts a sucker narrative on activities; now we “walk for exercise,” not “walk” with no justification; for hidden reasons.
–Nassim Taleb, The Bed Of Procrustes