We are told that “The Way is made by walking” by Antonio Machado.
St. Augustine says “It is solved by walking.”
So where are we going? Does this imply that we will know the answer when we get there?
Where is there? Once we’ve walked there, are we supposed to stay? Or do we turn around and go back?
How far must we walk before we know the answer?
If merely walking answers our dilemmas, then can we use a treadmill, or do we have to be outside?
What if we are feeble? What if we can’t take time off from work?
Do you have to go on a pilgrimage to a specific site, or is your own neighborhood enough?
What is it about walking that changes us?
And how will we know when we get there?