I still work at the office, but how I get there has changed.
Ditching my car, I now WALK 16 km (return) every day - rain, hail or shine! Got drenched yesterday, exacerbated by a cheeky bus negotiating a puddle.
By slowing down I see and notice more things like magical sunrises, many crows (early risers!), friendly dogs and angry drivers (“crazy way to start the day”, I reflect).
People-wise, I see an elderly man out walking (we nod a friendly “hello”) and another man sitting alone near a bus stop sipping coffee in contemplation. I see a feisty couple, usually arguing. Once I helped someone when their car broke down and I have bumped into the Mayor at times.
Physically, I am fighting fit (no injury yet) and have dropped a pant size! Unfortunately, my $150 pair of shoes bought 6 weeks ago, now have worn soles!
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