Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Walking Man

There's this one guy who I see on my round every other day. He's always walking really slowly. Once he asked me if there were any jobs going at Royal Mail because he was retired and just loved walking.

The other day I asked him where he walks and why.

'Everywhere,' he said. 'I will not stagnate in front of the TV watching Jeremy Kyle and Bargain Hunters.'

A perfect reason to go for a walk, I thought.

'Have you thought about writing poetry?' I asked.

'Not really.'

'I think you would find endless amounts of inspiritation on your walkabouts,' I said. 'You get to see the seasons change, you hear the birds sing and you get to observe how all this makes you feel.'

He smiled and nodded.

'Yeah, I might do that. Thanks.'

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