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When walking, a man then feels that he is natural, rather than in nature,
feeling the vegetable, mineral and animal aspects in yourself.
Walking magnifies receptiveness: I am always receiving pure presence by the ton.

Henry David Thoreau in Walking.

I came across these words when reading A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros, a massively insightful and inspiring book about the many facets of the act of walking. Now its time to ready Thoreau's book.