Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt
We’re ending up right where we started so what is the point, really?
Walking in silence for a while I was searching for a good answer to my daughter. It can seem like spending a lot of energy for nothing.
Most people going to work do the same, end up where they started out from in the morning. And every year we end up at the same first of January date, we started out from.
The ancient often say that reality moves in circles, like nature, and the planet, the seasons and even life.
Maybe walking just make it a little bit more obvious. Or maybe a little bit more clear… Stories are said to be a metaphor for life.
Maybe trails are a metaphor for life too?… I wasn’t sure, maybe walking is just a great excuse to get out and do something together.
“Good question” I said, “yes, what is the point?”
My daughter was not impressed with my answer.