I went for a walk early this morning, just past dawn.

A short walk. Cool air, sun on me.

I could have kept on walking, easily. Things to do today, back at the base. Had to head home.

The sun above me was nice. The ground below me was better. Feeling stones, grass, pavement rising up to meet my boots is a good feeling.

I like to feel heavy when I’m walking. Armored; prepared. Thick boots, a sturdy coat. Ready.

Something about the combination of motion and isolation makes you observant. Noting things, people, patterns.

I haven’t walked in a while. It was nice.

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