Friday, August 11, 2006
C A L M
Remember my ankle? (lol) the one I injured and had the aircast on and don't anymore and the reason I was cabbing it for two weeks and started physical therepy for? Well....I started to walk again from the train to my office. But....I have to do it very slowly. Now, have you ever tried to walk slowly in NYC during rush hour? NO ONE and I mean NO ONE does! I did a post once about walking in NYC. It's kinda like driving.....there's a certain rhythm to it. Well there's a certain anti-rhythm to walking slowly....but it's much more than that too. I've read about "walking meditations" and kinda poo pooed it as some new ageism, money making, don't have time for that type of gimmick. However, since I've been forced to walk slowly in a speedy environment, I've noticed something. I'm calmer! I don't have that sense of urgency inside. That feeling that I've got to get there and get there fast and get there now like everyone around me has been lifted. It's rather nice ya know. It's too bad we learn new lessons from mistakes and often times tradgedy.
(and I sure hope I can maintain this newly acquired slowness of mind and calmness of self).