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as i walked out

Laurie Lee’s As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning is the Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4 this week.  One of my favourite books.  Read it if you haven’t.  Makes me itch to be on a long walk again …

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Have been listening. Itchy feet?

Comment by David Torkington

Fabulous book.

Comment by The Solitary Walker

As I walked out . . . . and left the dishes washed, the bills all paid and the beds made, the Way lay there already at my feet the wanting to be walked.

Yesterday’s storm has abated, but the white geese still dance on the crest of those rolling waves as they crash and foam into the harbour walls. The migrant birds in their thousands, floating, clinging together, awaiting that one signal from the leader to lift for other lands “It’s time to go. The sun is low. The fields are bare and we have food to seek in other hemispheres.”

As I walked out . . . . that signal came, “The time is right, the backpack’s ready, the boots are dancing, the poles can’t wait to expand on the slopes.”

As I walked out . . . . car, ferry, car, convent, car, hotel, plane, bus, train, legs.

As I walked out . . . . as a pilgrim.

Sweden 29th August 2011

Comment by Christine Morris

Thank you!
It’s probably not going to be possible to go for a long walk here for a while, but the boots are ready – and there is a lot of potential in walking for a day or a morning or an afternoon

Andy

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