cove island beach

three times around, approximately 3 miles

cheated by timing my walk as meditation on Insight Timer

birds – seagulls; a mockingbird (?) with an ultra liquid song

people walking, speaking unfamiliar languages

sun in my eyes late in the day

perfectly cool temperature

not exactly meditating, but insight anyway: feeling pressure that I need to get home soon disturbs a natural unrolling of experience – I can let go of it

tour de bronx

25 mile route plus
4 miles back to vehicle

love this tour – it’s free, so everybody joins
great variety of people and machines

stop-and-go in many ways
stopped vehicles everywhere waiting for cyclists to pass
stopped cyclists at bottlenecks getting on or off trails
an exorbitant number of cyclists stopped due to breakdown or accident

contemplating the experience, privilege, and just plain luck that allows me to ride my bicycle in New York City

contemplating pleasant movements:

  • the dog-at-hydrant leg lift when mounting, unmounting, remounting
  • the initial push off, extremely pleasant gliding if you’re in the right gear
  • the collaboration of upper body pulling and lower body pushing to get up a sudden hill
  • calibrating speed carefully, fast enough to remain upright and slow enough to avoid hitting the bicycle ahead of me
  • delicately touching fingers of two little kids who were reaching out for high fives
  • the utter exhilaration of leaning into a corner

contemplating whether I could possibly memorize these movements enough now that I won’t miss them unbearably when I can’t bicycle any more

wahackme – bridle trail – frogtown

4 miles
ended up walking here because I was lost
looking for Mianus River walking trail in the wrong place
I parked at a school and walked a loop

in a wealthy part of town
not comfortable to walk – no sidewalks,
noisy with leafblowers and speeding cars
one honked horn




Finding interest in pieces of this larger piece.

Scraps of text now only partly visible and fragments of phrases.






constant effort to transform delusions
and they are inexhaustible

it’s quite something!

this blog needs a different title


bouton street loop

about 3.5 miles?
this is my most common walking route
I find it most uninspiring
walking in the neighborhood
like saying goodbye
but there’s no goodbye

I wish I were walking to somewhere
maybe I am

delusions are inexhaustible
I vow to transform them

church street loop

2.8 miles
through the neighborhood to Toquam School walkway
then down Research Drive past Glenbrook Station on Church Street
up Hope Street, back past Toquam

memories of the past rise up all along the way
I tripped over my own feet and fell forward, skinning my knee
this leaf on pavement seemed to hold a lot


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