"It was about a three mile walk home to Union Grove. In the old days, you'd drive it, of course, but now you walked. ... In a car, I remembered, you generally noticed only what was in your head or on the radio, while the landscape itself seemed dead, or at least irrelevant. Walking, it was impossible not to pay attention."
I walk most places I need to go to now, and I'm amazed at everything that's been there all along but I never noticed. Flowers, birds, people. Before, I didn't have time to look. I had to hurry as fast as I could, and even then I never caught up.