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Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit
A labyrinth is a symbolic journey . . . but it is a map we can really walk on, blurring the difference between map and world.
A lone walker is both present and detached, more than an audience but less than a participant. Walking assuages or legitimizes this alienation.
Walking . . . is how the body measures itself against the earth.
Walkers are 'practitioners of the city,' for the city is made to be walked. A city is a language, a repository of possibilities, and walking is the act of speaking that language, of selecting from those possibilities. Just as language limits what can be said, architecture limits where one can walk, but the walker invents other ways to go.