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A walk around the pond

Going down the Sledding Hill
Going down the Sledding Hill

The difference between a path and a road is not only the obvious one.  A path is little more than a habit that comes with knowledge of a place.  It is a sort of ritual of familiarity.  As a form, it is a form of contact with a known landscape.  It is not destructive.  It is the perfect adaptation, through experience and familiarity, of movement to place; it obeys the natural contours; such obstacles as it meets it goes around.

~ Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

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