Walking Reading Writing

Feel free to wander through the alleys and avenues of this paragraph.

In The Practice of Everyday Life, de Certeau refers to “the long poem of walking” as a series of rhetorical strategies expressed in physical space: at street level the body turns, detours and returns in the same way a phrase manifests, inverts and completes itself on the printed page. In this sense walking is at once lyrical and vividly metaphorical: we leap ahead, retrace our steps, omit passages, take shortcuts, lose ourselves, experience surprise and become open to discovery. In short, we walk in the same way we read — and for that matter, write.

From Amy Lavender Harris, Imagining Toronto.

And so for day 902

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