© 2009 Marica

071 – Sir Ed walked here

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
— Friedrich Nietzsche

The plaque on the ground reads:

The inaugural Kiwiwalk was launched here by Sir Edmund Hillary 11 December 1987 to get more people more active outdoors.

I had never noticed this plaque before. I must have walked over it almost daily in recent years. I know I’ve stood beside it. I’ve probably even stood on it – and never noticed it – that is until today. I was standing where Sir Ed had once stood. I walk where Sir Ed once walked. This is a historic piece of Wellington that most of us aren’t aware of.

I enjoy walking only I don’t do enough of it. Instead I spend my time sitting here at my computer writing – or at least trying to work out what to write! Maybe if I walked more the thoughts would come more easily and so would the words.

03. Every day is an opportunity to reflect on the past.
04. Every day is an opportunity to cultivate the promise of the future.
17. Every day look through a new lens.