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I Love Taking Long Walks

I love taking nice long walks. Especially in the early mornings and early to late evenings, when the sun is only beginning to peek over the hill, or when the setting sun turns red and orange and pink and lights up the sky with an amazing aura of colours and shades.

I love the way it feels like you're walking in time suspended. Thoughts reflective and calm, emotions tender, memories gently floating past your eyes and settling slowly on everything you are seeing. Nothing else matters for a few minutes, except love and appreciation for everything in your life. Even if things have been ugly that day. It's beautiful for just a few minutes.   

When life is getting you down and there's a burden too heavy on your shoulders, there are few things as liberating and as calming as just getting up and deciding to walk somewhere aimlessly. As you calm down you begin to notice more things around you that you didn't notice before. You're aware of more sounds, smells and sights.

I've often dreamed of just getting up, leaving everything behind and going for the longest walk of my life. I'd love to walk, live and sleep in the wilderness for months and just live off the earth. I'd love to explore the vast expanse of earth that lies beyond the cities and forget about all their problems and complications. If that's not freedom then I don't know what is. 
NorseChief NorseChief 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 12, 2011

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I just took an hour long walk this morning between 7:00 and 8:00. Even though it was 40 degrees outside, I bundled up and went out to get some exercise and commune with nature. The robins are hopping all around heralding spring and there were tons of flowers beginning to bloom. I especially like to walk through a cemetery close by because it's very hilly and peaceful.

I enjoy the bird life. :-)

I know what you mean, Intelligently. :) You need a break every now and then from something that starts to get too familiar. You need a change of scenery to help your mind relax and reflect. When the scenery around you and the things you do don't change too often you will find that your mind tenses up and it affects how your whole body feels. Everybody needs this in order to stay sane.

"Thoughts reflective and calm, emotions tender, memories gently floating past your eyes and settling slowly on everything you are seeing. Nothing else matters for a few minutes, except love and appreciation for everything in your life. Even if things have been ugly that day. It's beautiful for just a few minutes."<br />
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I wish I lived in an area where I could enjoy such beautiful scenary. Perhaps, someday I will. But I agree.. long walks.. long drives -- anything that gives me time to reflect peacefully on anything and everything. Those moments help you to appreciate life.

Thank you, Easy2love :]