Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Take a Walk!

One of the benefits of living in a small rural farming community is being able to walk places. So what? You snort dismissively. So a lot; just you try and walk somewhere in one of America's metrosprawls. 

"I know," you think to yourself, "I'll walk to the shops." Think again, your city isn't built for walking or even for humans, it's built for cars instead.

The Broken Debris of Obama's America

That's not so true in older country towns, which were designed on a more human scale, and I like to take advantage of that, strolling out to the local Pick 'n Steal with Blue Defender after Morning Prayer. Or, for that matter, to Montes Mexican Diner.

This isn't Cheshire

I went down the latter route the other day, offering up the members of the congregations in prayer as I walked along the leafy boulevards of Olde Texas. 

A Typical Shack

Perhaps that sounds overly pious to you but I find walking and prayer tend to go together. There's something in it that stills the mind.

This isn't Kent

That said, there's plenty of mental space to take in the sights and reflect on the fact that this is Texas, opposed to Kent or even Cheshire. Then you arrive at Montes and everything's good. 


I ordered Huevos Rancheros, I always do, it's a tradition.

Was I armed? Maybe.



LL said...

Monte's Mexican Food is a great place to start your day. Authentic, hearty, (healthy??) and delicious.

And a little prayer may take the curse from the food.

LSP said...

Right on, LL.

Fredd said...

No measly little prayer would take the curse from Aunt Sally's food: you would need the entire College of Cardinals on their knees for a month just to soften the burnt char....

Theodore said...

I'm 2 for 2 on visits to the Compound accompanied by Montes. Solid stuff all around.

In re walking and prayer, you're following in the (ugh) footsteps of all those monks circling their cloisters. I think they were probably on to something.

Mattexian said...

I managed to get in 4 little walks with the dogs yesterday, tho it meant enduring the unseasonal swampiness down here.

LSP said...

Fredd, Aunt Sally's char is legendary. I'll shoot the Vatican a text and see if they can't help.

LSP said...

I'm fond of Montes, TC. Come for a visit when you can, it'd be fun.

LSP said...

Well done, Mattexian!

Infidel de Manahatta said...

New York City (Manhattan specifically) with its grid layout is blessedly set up for long walks. I do enjoy them (when not dodging vagrants, drug dealers etc). In other words, welcome the socialist workers paradise of Warren Wilhelm Jr. (stage name Bill de Blasio.)

Jules said...

There needs to me more walkable places in America. I walk even when you're not supposed to. Americans think I'm mental.

It's def not Cheshire or Kent. No. But it could be Salford. Still, I like it.