A Walk Elsewhere
“The disembodiment of everyday life I have been tracing is a majority experience, part of automobilzation and sububanization. But walking has sometimes been, at least since the late eighteenth century, an act of resistance to the mainstream” – Rebecca Solnit, Wonderlust
In our everyday as we move we are usually disconnected from our physical actions and their effects on the immediate environment, because velocity and space conspire to erase any sense of specific encounter. In a very real way, walking reconnects us with our environment by re-establishing a sensory relationship to unmediated specifics of time and place. This pause seems to happen when we are thrown out of our context, our everyday. Here we pause, we remember, we touch, and we grow; when we take a walk elsewhere.