Literally, where the sidewalk ends: A Zen thought

“Yes we’ll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we’ll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.”

~ an excerpt from Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Zen thought:

Get off the beaten path and explore yourself and your world.  Do something out of the ordinary, do something fun, and rekindle the inner child.  Let your world open up as you become mindful of all that is around you.


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9 Responses to Literally, where the sidewalk ends: A Zen thought

  1. I love the idea of rekindling the inner child!


  2. Love it. Sometimes I miss SO MUCH my inner child. Especially when I watch the “child” in my children and how happy it makes them, how carefree.


  3. KBNo Gravatar says:

    I spend time with my inner child all the time…his name is Whitesnake, LOL!



  4. Love this! :)

    Great reminder.


  5. That photo makes me homesick for Ohio, Sheila! I wanna go where the sidewalk ends in that picture.


  6. Sheila,
    I did that last week. I ran a 1/2 marathon in Seattle. Went to meet a blogger in Portland and visited the gardens in Victoria, BC. woo hoo! I love that book!


    SheilaNo Gravatar Reply:

    @Tess The Bold Life,
    Oooooooo! Sounds great! That is on my list of things to do one day! Pacific Northwest, Alaska and British Columbia and well everything in that vicinity!

    I admire the marathon running too!


  7. Great post, Sheila! I always loved Shel Silverstein’s poems. And I loved how you used his poem for your Zen Thought … must rekindle my inner child! :)


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