June 19, 2014

The confidence of walking

I'm starting to feel like I should just mirror Paul Salopek's posts here.

I think I was most afraid of impairment of my cognitive abilities, but regaining the ability to walk, two years after a stroke, really improved my outlook and my confidence. Salopek's walk appeals to my curiosity—my desire to meet more people and visit new places—and it fuels my desire to keep moving on my feet and even at my slow pace to revel in my ability. It is a source of confidence.