The Old Tower of Nuenen with People Walking
Vincent Van Gogh
I have always enjoyed walking, but lately I have not been doing enough of it. One gets ~~ lazy. My job entails mostly sitting, and then I come home and do more of the same, and the first thing I know I have become sedentary. And I don't like it. Walking is fun and it releases endorphins, which in turn actually makes our brains work better and lowers our stress levels. And walking doesn't cost anything, which fits right into my budget.
The important thing for me is to have a good pair of shoes, and I detest sneakers. Whoever invented sneakers decided to invent the ugliest shoes known to man, and then make them comfortable. Do ugly shoes have to be comfortable, and vice versa? No one looks good in sneakers. They're ghastly things. But last year I discovered Sketcher's flip/flops. (No, this isn't an advertisement for Sketcher's...) They're just the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn ~~ ever. I think I could probably walk from here to Richmond in those shoes, and my feet wouldn't get tired. I don't know what it is, they're just wonderful. We have a policy at work where we are not permitted to wear open-toed shoes, sandals or flip/flops of any sort, but I thumb my nose at their silly policy. Just try to get these shoes off my feet ~~ I dare anyone! They're made for walking. Every day my poor little feet say, "Thank you, thank you...". So, during these cooler summer months, when the weather is perfect for walking, if you see someone strolling along, wave and say "Hi!", because that will be me. I'm enjoying walking again. It's wonderful.