Rebecca Solnit on walking and hoping, two aspects of the same path

“…whose reward is arrival in the unanticipated, and whose very nature is in contrast with the tenor of our time, a time preoccupied with the arrival and the quantifiable. Many love certainty so much more than possibility that they choose despair [emphasis added], itself a form of certainty that the future is notable and known.”

It feels like Solnit is staring into my soul! Originally from an essay in a book called Sole/Soul Sermons. I took it from a longer excerpt in chapter six of Jenny Odell’s new book Saving Time.

Neil Bruder @neilbruder