From the LJ of

May 15, 2009

What a pity that we squander our treasures and our good practices to the excitement of aping western ways…

Today I walked to the Farmers’ Market in the Loop,

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and walked back with my purchases; the fact that I had 3 bags (one backpack and two carries) attracted a fair number of curious looks. I realized that no one is used to carrying groceries or vegetables/fruits and walking around. Walking is an activity engaged in only for exercise. It is NOT a form of locomotion unless one is too poor to afford anything but public transport…

When KM and I told people that we walk from home to the St Louis Galleria (no.1 on the map), and back, we got a lot of “wow” reactions!,