I like walking. I walk several days a week. I don’t mind familiar walks as there is always something new and unexpected to find out. One day I might be trying to sort out the wild angelica from the cow parsnip. No. Neither are giant hogweed! Another time I might just admire the profusion of wild garlic and keep hoping for bluebells.
I also like books. It may sound a bit odd, but my walks are when I get to read. Audio books are the best! I can fully concentrate while I am walking, take in so much more than if I were sitting, and, if something curious catches my ear, I can always note down the time frame for later.
I like walking. I am not ambling, marching, or hiking. I am just out on a ramble. And when I ramble, I get to find new views to absorb, new paths to follow, new connections to make. Being a storyteller, I also like metaphors. Oh well!
Each month (or thereabouts) , look out for a new ‘Chris’ Ramble‘ audio post. Join me as I explore, unexpected story landscapes, with the occasional surprising hills, and plenty of hidden connecting paths. Feel free to join me. Let me know what you think and add your own thoughts and ideas. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Chris’ Rambles so far.
- Chris’ Ramble 1: Mercator the map maker and the Tuatha Dé Danann
- Chris’ Ramble 2: David and Goliath, meet Lugh and Balor?
- Chris Ramble 3: Is This Not A Story Worth The Telling?
- Chris’ Ramble 4: Walking with Sheela-na-gigs
- Chris’ Ramble 5: The Landscape of Stories
- Chris’ Ramble 6: So Just How Old are the Irish Stories?
- Chris’ Ramble 7. What’s in a Name?
- Chris’ Ramble 8: A Story for our Times