Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.  Nature’s peace will flow into
you as sunshine flows into trees.  The winds will blow their freshness into you,
and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like falling leaves.
–   John Muir

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
Mae West

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
John Lennon

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
Dr. Seuss

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Life is to be enjoyed, not endured”
Gordon B. Hinckley

E.E. Cummings

“i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart)i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet)i want no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)”

— E.E. Cummings

Just to let you know – “pronetowanderfriends”- comes from one of my favorite more spiritual songs.  Not that I feel I’m wandering hugely away from God, but I can always use a gentle call back.  And too, I’m someone who loves to wander about in God’s creations.  It makes me happy and grateful!


“Come thou fount of every blessing; tune my heart to sing thy grace;

Streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise.

Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above;

Praise the mount; I’m fixed upon it: Mount of thy redeeming love.

O to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be!

Let thy goodness, as a fetter, bind my wandering heart to thee.

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the God I love;

Here’s my heart, O take and seal it; Seal it for thy courts above.

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost; 
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
— J.R.R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring)

 If you want to know if your brain is flabby, feel your legs.
–  Bruce Barton
Our way is not soft grass, it’s a mountain path with lots of rocks.
But it goes upward, forward, toward the sun.
–   Ruth Westheimer

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
–  Friedrich Nietzsche

The longest journey begins with a single step.
–  Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching
If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking.
Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.
–   Raymond Inmon

Meandering leads to perfection.
–  Lao Tzu

I like long walks, especially when they are taken
by people who annoy me.
–   Fred Allen

Happy is the man who has acquired
the love of walking for its own sake!
–   W.J. Holland

He who limps is still walking.
–  Stanislaw J. Lec

It is a great art to saunter.
–  Henry David Thoreau, 1841

The contented person enjoys the scenery of a detour.
–  Author Unknown

Walking is the great adventure, the first meditation,
a practice of heartiness and soul primary to humankind.
Walking is the exact balance between spirit and humility.
–   Gary Snyder,  The Practice of the Wild

Let no one be deluded that a knowledge of the path can
substitute for putting one foot in front of the other.
–  M. C. Richards

All walking is discovery.  On foot we take
the time to see things whole.
–  Hal Borlan

It is good to collect things; it is better to take walks.
–   Anatole France

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an
unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the
medicine and psychology in the world.
–   Paul Dudley WhiteWhen one walks, one is brought into touch first of all with the essential relations
between one’s physical powers and the character of the country; one is compelled
to see it as its natives do.  Then every man one meets is an individual.
–   Aleister CrowleyIt is solved by walking.
–   A Latin proverbMe thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.  ~Henry David ThoreauThoughts come clearly while one walks.  ~Thomas MannAbove all, do not lose your desire to walk.  Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness.  I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.  ~Soren Kierkegaard

How can you explain that you need to know that the trees are still there, and the hills and the sky?  Anyone knows they are.  How can you say it is time your pulse responded to another rhythm, the rhythm of the day and the season instead of the hour and the minute?  No, you cannot explain.  So you walk.  ~Author unknown

Make your feet your friend.  ~J.M. Barrie

There is this to be said for walking:  It’s the one mode of human locomotion by which a man proceeds on his own two feet, upright, erect, as a man should be, not squatting on his rear haunches like a frog.  ~Edward Abbey

Your body is built for walking.  ~Gary Yanker

If you are walking to seek, ye shall find.  ~Sommeil Liberosensa

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.  ~Jacqueline Schiff

We live in a fast-paced society.  Walking slows us down.  ~Robert Sweetgall

Walking:  the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.  ~Carrie Latet

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.  ~Henry David Thoreau

A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.  ~O.A. Battista

Walking is good for solving problems – it’s like the feet are little psychiatrists.  ~Terri Guillemets

I represent what is left of a vanishing race, and that is the pedestrian…. That I am still able to be here, I owe to a keen eye and a nimble pair of legs.  But I know they’ll get me someday.  ~Will Rogers

After dinner sit awhile, after supper walk a mile.  ~English Proverb

If I could not walk far and fast, I think I should just explode and perish.  ~Charles Dickens

Walking takes longer… than any other known form of locomotion except crawling.  Thus it stretches time and prolongs life.  Life is already too short to waste on speed.  ~Edward Abbey, “Walking”

Walking gets the feet moving, the blood moving, the mind moving.  And movement is life.  ~Carrie Latet

If you want to forget all your other troubles, wear too tight shoes.  ~The Houghton Line, November 1965

The true charm of pedestrianism does not lie in the walking, or in the scenery, but in the talking.  The walking is good to time the movement of the tongue by, and to keep the blood and the brain stirred up and active; the scenery and the woodsy smells are good to bear in upon a man an unconscious and unobtrusive charm and solace to eye and soul and sense; but the supreme pleasure comes from the talk.  ~Mark Twain

Don’t let people drive you crazy when you know it’s in walking distance.  ~Author Unknown

The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand.  ~Frederick L. Knowles

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