Kristina Olsson on Writing and Walking

In an engaging piece for The Guardian, writer Kristina Olsson discusses her decision to walk across England on foot. I enjoyed her observations about the connections between writing and walking, and was struck by the simplicity of her morning routine:

“Each morning on the walk I got up, pulled on boots, devoured porridge, consulted the map. Swung on my rucksack, not thinking of cold and stiffness, a sore toe, the long hours of hard work ahead. I didn’t question it. My job was to walk. I began. I kept going.”

— Kristina Olsson, ‘Radical freedom: writing, walking – and exploring the wilderness within’, The Guardian

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