Today’s Walk: Dawn At The Edge of the World

Sunset Cliffs, 6:18 a.m, January 1, 2016

Sunset Cliffs, 6:18 a.m, January 1, 2016

“…when you give yourself to places, they give you yourself back; the more one comes to know them, the more one seeds them with the invisible crop of memories and associations that will be waiting for when you come back, while new places offer up new thoughts, new possibilities. Exploring the world is one the best ways of exploring the mind, and walking travels both terrains.”
Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

Today’s offering is a glimpse of what I saw when got up to see the sun rise on 2016. Two weeks later, it remains one of the brightest in the crop of memories I now associate with my most cherished and familiar route along Sunset Cliffs.

This post marks the debut of what I hope will become a regular feature of this blog: “Today’s Walk.” I’ve been walking for a year now, not every day and not always as far as I would like, but it is now part of me. I look for that moment each day when I can get outside, get my feet moving, let the thoughts in my head go for a while. Walking has become as important to my writing as sitting in the chair.

Along the way, I usually find at least one thing that catches my eye or snags my attention and sometimes I just want to share it as I find it. No long essay. No attempt to make meaning other than what is right there. If the moment captured is not from the day I post, it means I have been casting back in my memory and photo records of my walks and unearthed a nugget I think you’ll like. I invite you to comment and share your own photos of “Todays Walk.” You can  post here or join me @EGMarro #todayswalk on Instagram, or on Twitter or Facebook.

4 thoughts on “Today’s Walk: Dawn At The Edge of the World

  1. I’m excited to read your words and see your pictures.
    And like this time last year, you’ve inspired me to lace up my walking shoes again and stretch my legs past the end of the driveway. Let’s hope my ankle goes along with the plan.

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