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Walking With My Head Down

Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown: Charles M. Schulz

Master Po said, “Remember always: a wise man walks with his head bowed, humble like the dust.”

I don’t consider myself wise by any means, but it’s a habit that I’ve acquired since time immemorial. It must be because I’m an introvert at heart.

Anyway, there are some advantages in walking with your head down.

A panhandler will unlikely confront somebody who appears lost in his own world.

You won’t step on a dog poo or slip on a banana peel or fall into an open sidewalk hole.

You’d have better chance of spotting pennies on the sidewalk. Pennies are said to be from heaven. They show that somebody from above remembers you.

If you’re lucky, you’d find dollar bills just waiting to be picked up. One day I found two 20-dollar bills. The other day, I found a 100-dollar bill.

So far, the biggest find I’ve had was a black wallet. When I looked inside, it contained several dollar bills, a driver license, and a credit card. My conscience told me to mail it intact to the name on the driver license which I did.

But there are problems, too. You run the risk of being hit by an approaching bike or bumping your head on a tree branch or against an unexpected sign post.

As I see it, walking with your head held high is becoming a thing of the past. Look all around you. More and more folks are heading Master Po’s advice but not as he had intended. It’s the new normal. It’s the result of addiction to smartphone’s use.

June 23, 2018 at 9:24 am Leave a comment

wordless wednesday: walking on dead leaves


November 25, 2014 at 5:05 pm 6 comments

To Walk or Not to Walk

Walking is one of man’s greatest pleasures. It defines him. It’s what makes him a man. Back in the old days, cavemen didn’t hesitate to venture out. They took advantage of walking to get away from household chores. Walking was also the precursor to running which they learned as they evolved into both hunters and hunted. They ran to get to their prey quickly and to escape from predators eager to eat them alive.

Throughout history, men had engaged in this activity for better or worse. Sure, it won’t appear as “walking” in the history books. As humanity became more and more sophisticated, it came up with different words to say the same thing. You may read about the Exodus where Moses and the chosen people “wandered” in the desert for 40 years. You may read about Christian kings and nobles, mounted on horse backs, ordering their subjects to “march” to Jerusalem and rescue it from the moors. You may read about a “parade” or “procession” on such and such an historic occasion. But don’t be fooled. To borrow from Shakespeare, walking called by any other name is still walking.

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July 19, 2011 at 2:49 pm 11 comments

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i have hated the words and i have loved them, and i hope i have made them right.

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