Saturday, 6 September 2014

The Last Word 06:09:14

London 23:50, 06:09:14… 


A thought before lights-out: walking is good for you. 


Yadda-yadda, ho-hum, we all know THAT. 


But it's not often as well-put as in this New Yorker piece by Ferris Jabr…





'Joyce and Woolf were writers who transformed the quicksilver of consciousness into paper and ink. To accomplish this, they sent characters on walks about town. As Mrs. Dalloway walks, she does not merely perceive the city around her. Rather, she dips in and out of her past, remolding London into a highly textured mental landscape, “making it up, building it round one, tumbling it, creating it every moment afresh.”'



Read the full text of "Why Walking Helps Us Think" HERE


A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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