Thursday’s Walk (12/16/10)
On Thursday evening, I walked home from campus. It wasn’t planned. The bus was way off its schedule, and I got tired of waiting. Instead, I slung my bag over my shoulder, and I began my walk through campus to the other side of town, where I live. And I swear, it was one of the most relaxing things I’ve done this week. I hardly ever walk through campus; usually I’m riding my bike, speeding to and from work. It’s a shame, because a walk through campus is lovely. On this particular evening, the light was pale and golden, the air was cool but mild. It had been a busy week, and I found myself feeling incredibly happy for this solitude, this time to think without trying to solve some pressing problem. It was nice. I’ll have to do this more often. But next time, maybe I’ll wear my sneakers!