We all travel differently.
Even though you and I walk, to get from place to place, we do not stride in the exact same manner. Some people have broad, measured steps. Others are quick and nimble. And there are gliders, and sloggers, and plodders, and even limpers. We all go as we go.
But we are not the only ones who are pedestrian. This morning I watched Lewey walk across the lawn, his little feet moving a mile a minute. Which is quite different from how our Ollie meanders along. And then, the both of them are very divergent from the manner in which the deer walk to our feeder, or the squirrels walk to our feeder, or the raccoons walk to our feeder. And on.
It goes all the way around our world. In all means of going from one place to the next. The butterfly flits much differently than the Robin redbreast flaps. Or the honey bee buzz, or the dragonfly whizz. Beneath the surface, there is the shark that bolts, and the Koi that saunters through the water.
Every creature has a distinctive way of moving through our lives in this world. We are unique ambulatory creatures. And, not one way which is better than the other. Right or wrong. It is just different, that’s all.
That might be something for us to remember.
Socrates, wise, wise Socrates, once said that nobody does wrong willfully. (None of us think we are wrong, even when we are. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be thinking that way.). We just believe the thing we are doing is heading us, or someone else, in the right direction.
And so it goes.
The all of us here, moving about, here in this world of ours. Each in our own special, meaningful, and equal way. This day. All days.
“Each of us is a unique strand in the intricate web of life and here to make a contribution.”
― Deepak Chopra
“My, my. A body does get around.”
― William Faulkner, Light in August
“There came a time when you realized that moving on was pointless. That you took yourself with you wherever you went.”
― Stephen King, Doctor Sleep
“When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.”
― Rodney Dangerfield