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7 December 2020 – In these strange times, when everything from monarch butterflies to grizzly bears is teaching us distance …

why not let Nature also teach us punctuation?

Trees, for example.

If we just pay enough attention, they will demonstrate for us the full stop …

suspension points …

the exclamation mark …

parentheses …

and even…

yes, and even …

the colon!

The other possibility, of course, is that I have entirely too much time on my hands.


    "Traveller, there is no path. Paths are made by walking" -- Antonio Machado (1875-1939)

    "The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes" -- Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

    "A city is a language, a repository of possibilities, and walking is the act of speaking that language, of selecting from those possibilities" -- Rebecca Solnit, "Wanderlust: A History of Walking"

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