A common piece of advice given to reluctant walkers is that it would be good for us all to walk to take a break from our modern, fast-paced lifestyles. This may be good advice, but I am not about make such a subjective statement about how people should live their lives. What I will say is that when I walk I notice that the world is not moving as quickly as I once thought. This photo, for instance, was taken yesterday at the playground at Cedar-Rose Park. The playground, like many others around the country, is being reconstructed with wood that does not contain toxic preservatives. The turtle was yanked out of the ground last fall, and has been sitting in this spot for months. Construction stopped on the playground during our unusually rainy winter, and finally started again a few weeks ago. I have walked by this playground many times over the past few months but only last night made the connection between the turtle and the scene in which it resides.
The Pace of Things