Tag Archives: Walking as a spiritual practice

Walking

Before that summer, I often had romantic visions of myself as a flaneuse, elegantly dressed walking the streets of Paris as if I were the female version of Baudelaire. Smoothly sashaying in my Coco Chanel as I twirled my long … Continue reading

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Don’t lose your head

Some days you kinda feel like you’re coming apart.  You know, like your head is going in one direction and the rest of you in another. So what to do? My suggestion is to take a walk.  Or sing.  Or … Continue reading

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The Red Towel

Day 31 When I finally arrive on the beach of Krios and find, with luck, a bit of shade under a tamarisk, the first thing I do is lay down my towel. Beach towels are like territorial flags and say … Continue reading

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Do not lose yourself in translation

Day 16 At the port, a line of cars waiting to get on the ferry to leave Paros. Finally, the chaos begins to dissipate. Some days the walks are more difficult than others. Maybe because of the heat.  Maybe because … Continue reading

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The Promontory

Day 15 August 15th is a Greek holiday–the Assumption of Mary.  And tonight boats will make their way into the port illuminated by candles.  Then there will be a big fireworks display and everyone will go “oooh & ahhh”.  We … Continue reading

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