Last Saturday, there was a peace walk from downtown Bellingham to Fairhaven district; about 2 1/2 miles. Walking is a good way to talk to someone. I got a chance to visit with folks I often see around town. Folks I see at the Purple Church Dance, the Co-op and other places. When walking, there is more opportunity for conversation. In the end, there was dancing.
Some of the guys are cute and a lot of them dance with their shirts off. Who are these people? One might never know if there is no conversation. One might never know if people never took the time for walking.
Even if a peace walk doesn't "change the world" it's a friendlier way of life to walk. Walking means less dependency on Persian Gulf oil. I walked my bike in the walk and then biked home.