“For Jane Austen and the readers of Pride and Prejudice, as for Mr. Darcy, [Elizabeth Bennett’s] solitary walks express the independence that literally takes the heroine out of the social sphere of the houses and their inhabitants, into a larger, lonelier world where she is free to think: walking articulates both physical and mental freedom.”
~ Rebecca Solnit


“You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won’t mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever…. connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.”

~ C. JoyBell C.

Great Thoughts

“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

UPDATE: Whilst still not up for a vigorous walk, Frankie whilst convalescing is taking the time to re-read some of his favourite authors, catch up on the latest TED talks and contemplate a future trek or two.

The Ocean

“The ocean was one of the greatest things he had ever seen in his life ~ bigger and deeper than anything he had imagined. It changed its colour and shape and expression according to time and place and weather. It aroused a deep sadness in his heart, and at the same time it brought his heart peace and comfort.”
~ Haruki Murakami


“Listen – of course money changes everything, but so does sunlight, and so does food: These are powerful but neutral energy sources, neither inherently good nor evil but shaped only by the way we use them.”
~ Elizabeth Gilbert