This summer, I've been walking and reading books about walking. "A Walker in the City" by Alfred Kazin, "Wanderlust" by Rebecca Solnit, and "On Looking, a Walker's Guide to the Art of Observation" by Alexandra Horowitz are among them. I've let go of agenda for these walks and focused on the visual experiences of just observing my surroundings.
"Walking, ideally, is a state in which the mind, the body, and the world are aligned, as though they were three characters finally in conversation together, three notes suddenly making a cord. Walking allows us to be in our bodies and in the world without being made busy by them. It leaves us free to think without being wholly lost in our thoughts." Rebecca Solnit.
There's a kind of order in the disordering of arrangements of things as they exist over time. Something in this observation provides comfort. I'm reminded of the concept of entropy I learned about in school. Things come together when ordered in a specific way, and over time things come apart, but only to lead to more multiplicity.