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I’m wild about Maira Kalman. She’s an artist, author and visual storyteller.  And avid walker. She says that walking feeds her creativity and opens her mind to a higher level of awareness. I get it.

See how she thinks and feels ~ by talking a walk. Don’t miss this ~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze_Pz5fTdrY

 

 

Kalman lives in Manhattan. A place as big as life and twice as real. Walking there is inebriating, intoxicating and invigorating.

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I’ve walked in lots of places ~ wiltingly-gorgeous and mouth-gapingly awesome places.  But my favorite walks are simple and slow.  Nirvanic.  An oxygenation for body and mind. Especially ones with lots of green and blue.

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I can’t imagine that Kalman is ever bored, not even for one second.  Or Kate Heburn, for that matter.  She walked everywhere from her home in Fenwick.

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The creek marsh near here is an isolated undisturbed expanse that is a nesting and feeding habitat for tons of bird species. It’s got the requisite short grasses and tall stands of reeds. Here’s what I see ~

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Osprey

Clapper Rail

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..Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow

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American Black Duck

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I could cut all this out of a newspaper, write notes on a post-it, or tape it into my notebook.  But I’d rather put it here, along with Maira Kalman ~ such a find must be shared.

Wallow in whimsy and wanderlust.  You won’t be bored for a nanosecond.

All about Maira Kalman ~  http://www.mairakalman.com

Toni 8/6/12

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