Walking and running are activities conducive to getting lost in thought. Recently, when we saw this burst of Christmas color along the road in northwest Greensboro, we had no idea what it was. As we approached the scene, it soon became obvious they were gummy bears. We couldn't help but make up a little story about how they got there. We decided somebody, determined to eliminate junk food and sugar from their diet, tossed them out a car window. The bears seemed helpless and abandoned on the asphalt.
Walking is great exercise, not only for the body, but also for the mind. You never know what you will see, think, and feel. Here is an infographic of 21 foreign words to describe sensations experienced in nature. You may have to endure some ads to see them, but the words are great. Our favorite for the gummy tale is the Finnish word, "Poronkusema", meaning "the distance reindeer can travel before needing to stop to rest and relieve themselves." Maybe the bears had simply reached their "poronkusema" limit!