You don’t have to have a sidewalk to take a walk. One side of the street will do. A dirt road will do. The edges of your neighbors’ lawns might do, depending on the lawns and the neighbors. But those have other purposes. A sidewalk is a zone between where we live or work or shop and where we move in vehicles. It is made for walking.
People were made for walking, too. On my fourth evening in a new home, I looked out the window and announced, to myself and the cat, “I’m going for a walk.”
I stuck a five and my driver’s license in a pocket and set out, thinking I might head over to MacArthur Park, past the Arkansas Art Museum to a trail that circles the pond where retired men fish and ducks panhandle. But somewhere between the Baptist church’s parking lot and the first corner, I knew my destination.
For the rest, would you walk with me over to the Art House America blog?