Why, who makes much of a miracle?
As for myself, I know of nothing but miracles.
– Walt Whitman
To see what Whitman was talking about, try a Slow Walk. Once I stumbled on this way of getting around the sea of intelligence, I always asked the students in all my classes – composition, college skills, film, literature – to give it a go. It takes about half an hour, and you don’t have to do anything or think about anything; you just have to walk around at about one pace per second – and not talk to anyone. One and two and three — like that. I knew of lots of things that might happen, but I never wanted spoil it, so I left it at that.
Try it out:
Walk around at about one pace per second – and don’t talk to anyone.
If you’d like to squeeze the juice out of this experiment, write down your reflections when you’re finished. Let me know what you think about it. I’ll offer some commentary in my next posting.