In our rush to be and do everything, we rush past so much that maybe small in the moment but huge in a life time.
“There are some good things to be said about walking. Not many, but some. Walking takes longer, for example, than any other known form of locomotion except crawling. Thus it stretches time and prolongs life. Life is already too short to waste on speed. I have a friend who’s always in a hurry; he never gets anywhere. Walking makes the world much bigger and thus more interesting. You have time to observe the details. The utopian technologists foresee a future for us in which distance is annihilated. … To be everywhere at once is to be nowhere forever, if you ask me.”
“The Journey Home: Some Words in Defense of the American West” by Edward Abbey, (p. 205), 1977.
Edward Paul Abbey
(January 29, 1927 – March 14, 1989)
Writer, American author, essayist
National park service ranger