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Thoughts on a long walk in Japan

jayree

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"In the context of a walk like this, “boredom” is a goal, the antipode of mindless connectivity, constant stimulation, anger and dissatisfaction. I put “boredom” in quotes because the boredom I’m talking about fosters a heightened sense of presence. To be “bored” is to be free of distraction."

 

Bradypus

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Thank you for this piece. Lots in there to think about. And having made a six week long walk in Japan myself last year - though in a different area from the author - there is a great deal I can identify with or which instantly brings back winces, smiles and nods of recognition!
 


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