Day 6

Sometimes other people just say it better than I can.  Dana Jennings — cancer survivor, blogger, New York Times editor, New Jerseyite —  is one of those people, and this is one of those times.

dana jenningsWalking is the family station wagon in the world of exercise, about as cool as great-grandma doing the Electric Slide at her favorite Club Med resort. There’s no gear except for a practical pair of shoes, no need for a chiseled coach or trainer and Under Armour is optional. You want cool? Try mountain-biking or in-line skating or climbing K2.

But as much as I like to run or ride my Schwinn, it’s walking — plain, old dowdy walking — that has been a crucial part of my recovery…”  Click here to read the entire post. 

I see Dana walking through our town almost every week, and always wish I could pay him some tribute that wouldn’t interrupt his meditation or invade his privacy.  

This is my chance, and I’m not going let it pass.  Dana, every time I see you I want to pump my fist in the air and shout.  It’s only my respect  for the journey you’ve navigated so gracefully that keeps my hand at my side and my lips sealed in a silent smile. I hope when you walk, you walk in the shape of an infinity glyph also. You know — no beginning, no end.   Just the walk today, and tomorrow, and the day after that.