A book recommendation for winter nights in the northern hemisphere. (Those of you in the southern hemisphere can file this away until your summer is over.)
A Philosophy of Walking is a thoughtful and beautifully written book by French philosopher Frédéric Gros.
The book is a mixture of his own thoughts and his commentary on the thoughts of some modern philosophers. But don’t let the philosophers discussion put you off—this an accessible and readable book and his comments on walking make you nod and think “yes, that’s how it feels, that’s why.”
For an entertaining introduction to the book read this interview with Gros published in the Guardian in 2014:
Frédéric Gros: why going for a walk is the best way to free your mind.
Those in Vancouver can find the book at the library: five copies.
Photo: by Inge, 2019 in France