Thursday, April 26, 2012

Imagining A to Z: W is For Walk About

W is for Walk About

Day after Day (M.A. Reilly, 2010)

I. Walk

Kind of simple, really.
Get yourself out the door.

And walk.

Poem by Monika Hardy, Image by M.A. Reilly, 2012.

II. A Walk

Translated by Robert Bly

Rainer Maria Rilke
My eyes already touch the sunny hill.
going far ahead of the road I have begun.
So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;
it has inner light, even from a distance-

and charges us, even if we do not reach it,
into something else, which, hardly sensing it,
we already are; a gesture waves us on
answering our own wave...
but what we feel is the wind in our faces.

III. Capturing the Everyday

 While out walking, I make images of the people I see, meet.  Ansel Adams writes:

These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago... I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me. 

Here are a few images of people I have met along the way, almost all while out walking.

Note: In this series of post during the month of April, I am participating in the A to Z blogging challenge, with each day focusing on a letter.  In order to bring some cohesion to this process--releasing the imagination is the focus of each post.


  1. :)

    going for phd in walking...from the uni of noticing..where everybody knows (notices) your name. no paperwork needed.
    your choice.

    Bunker Roy -ish.
    most certainly Mary Ann Reilly -ish.

    thank you dear.

  2. Keep on walking! Thank you for sharing.

    Our a to z challenge is at