i have always been a walker. my Grandma Opal loved to walk the hills and pastures around our houses, looking for arrowheads or just interesting rocks. the moment i moved off the ranch and into my dorm at Stillwater (#GoPokes!), i became a full-fledged flâneuse. my favorite time to stroll thru neighborhoods is near and after dusk; there is something so warming seeing the lights come on in homes.
i started hiking around Los Angeles many moons ago with my compadres from work. we were Senior Managers at a company that very badly wanted to be growing much more steadily than it was. and that created a lot of pressure on the marketing team (my compadres & me); it also resulted in significant hours at the office and on the road.
we hiked to work the stress out; to make up for the over-rich road food; to make up for the damage done by all that time under flourescent lights. mostly, we hiked to work through shit.
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