Sunday, September 7, 2014

My Aimless Walk

I will begin this blog post with a hat and the adorable Andrienne from Quebec City who bought it from me, but that is just because she is so damn cute and I had to put her on here, somewhere. The real reason I am writing this post is to tell you about the great revelation I had and how one little radio show has set me back on my wandering way. While I sew, I listen to podcasts and try to make up for all those years in school where I stared into space and learned nothing. The radio show is CBC's Maritime Noon, which is a local call in show and the subject was the purposeless walk. Many of the callers had trouble saying that properly, so I'm going with "aimless" Click here to listen to the show. The guest wrote a book called, The Slow Death of the Purposeless Walk. It really got me thinking. Aimless walking has always been one of my favourite past times. I have done it all my life and I have had many wonderful conversations with myself, possibly out loud, and I have discovered so many great little neighbourhoods or sites by just following my feet. Then one day a horrible thing happened. It's called, Busy. I hate that word and I use it constantly. While listening to the show, I realized I was doing what I never in my life thought I would do, (there's actually a long list of things like that) I was walking the same 45 minute route every morning. Blech, how did this happen? Well, I won't answer that boring question. I'm just going to tell you that I have mended my ways and I vow to stray from the path whenever the opportunity presents itself. So, here are a few photos from my first walk of redemption.
This is a view that I pass often, but don't often stop to enjoy. Lunenburg is eye candy. I really never get tired of it.
This gets the Best Driveway in Lunenburg award.
The house is not too shabby either. It's at the corner of Pelham st. and Sawpitt incase you would like to see it for yourself.
I headed off Pelham st. on to Bayview, which is a dead end road with only a few houses. This is the view onto Garden Lots, just past the Lunenburg town line. One of the people that called in to the show, suggested always having a camera with you on your walk. It helps you slow down and consciously see what's in front of you. Great advice. I forgot to do it today and I really regretted it, but tomorrow's another day.