“For [Jane Austen and the readers of Pride and Prejudice], as for Mr. Darcy, [Elizabeth Bennett’s] solitary walks express the independence that literally takes the heroine out of the social sphere of the houses and their inhabitants, into a larger, lonelier world where she is free to think: walking articulates both physical and mental freedom.”
― Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking
i like to take walks. when i’m tired and restless, it’s the only option i got. not recommended in a polluted city, but it’s the only way i know to relieve stress. i miss those times when i dont have to think to solve problems, to accept reality. guess its part of growing up.
i wish, one day, i could share these walks with someone.