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The Andersen Chronicles #23


Went running today, naked (i.e. gadget free, not undressed), relying solely on feedback from my body and my preexisting knowledge about my route to determine distance and pace.

I’m not competitive by nature and I don’t really care about staying in shape; leanness is incidental; it's not a goal.

So why run?

Because it suits my mind.

It allows me to not think and thus to capture ideas and thoughts that would otherwise elude me.

As the sun set, a passage by Auster entered my mind:

To live here is to become a connoisseur of clouds, a meteorologist of whims.

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    D.M. almost 5 years ago

    Beautiful last line! Thank you.

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    Thomas Andersen almost 5 years ago

    It's from the Paul Auster novel 'Invisible', and the 'here' is actually Paris, France, not Copenhagen, Denmark, but last night, as I was heading home, and looked up at the clouds, the words kept returning, and so I had to include them,

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