Wordlessl Wednesday: I Went Walking

Grandson walking in beautiful Maine
I Went Walking: Wordless Wednesday
 Wordful Wednesday

I love how my grandson is maturing and growing. He's walking now and has a bright future ahead of him. I wonder what lies ahead. Some call it destiny, others say 'a life unfolding.' Yet some would add, 'God has a plan and a purpose for this little one's life!' Indeed, today my grandson went walking!

This photo reminds me of a book by Sue Williams...

A boy takes a walk and encounters a variety of animals: "I went walking / What did I see? / I saw a black cat / Looking at me." The cat follows him, as do all of the other animals he meets: a brown horse, a red cow, a green duck, a pink pig and a yellow dog. Finally, the child is leading a veritable parade of animals. Take a peek, I Went Walking.

Now, I was thinking about music that pertains to walking. How about...

Walking on Sunshine

Walking on a Dream

Walking in Memphis

These Boots Are Made for Walking

The Long and Winding Road

Hillbilly Shoes

The Road Goes Ever On

In The Hobbit

The original version of the song is recited by Bilbo in chapter 19 of The Hobbit, at the end of his journey back to the Shire. Coming to the top of a rise he sees his home in the distance, and stops and says the following:
Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone,
By streams that never find the sea;
Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June,
Over grass and over stone,
And under mountains in the moon.
Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star,
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.

In The Lord of the Rings

There are three versions of "The Road Goes Ever On" in the novel The Lord of the Rings.
The first is in The Fellowship of the Ring, Book I, Chapter 1. The song is sung by Bilbo when he leaves the Shire. He has given up the One Ring, leaving it for Frodo to deal with, and is setting off to visit Rivendell, so that he may finish writing his book.
The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.
The second version appears in Book One, Chapter 3. It is identical except for changing the word "eager" to "weary" in the fifth line. It is spoken aloud, slowly, by Frodo, as he and his companions pause at the borders of the Shire.
The third version appears in The Return of the King, Book VI, Chapter 6. It is spoken by Bilbo in Rivendell after the hobbits have returned from their journey. Bilbo is now an old, sleepy hobbit, who murmurs the verse and then falls asleep.
The Road goes ever on and on
Out from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
Let others follow it who can!
Let them a journey new begin,
But I at last with weary feet
Will turn towards the lighted inn,
My evening-rest and sleep to meet.
Earlier, when leaving the Shire, Frodo tells the other hobbits Bilbo's thoughts on 'The Road': "He used often to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep, and every path was its tributary. 'It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,' he used to say. 'You step onto the Road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.'"

early morning walk
When you go walking, will it be in the early morning hour?

young loggers
When you go walking, who will you go walking with?
walking along the beach
When you go walking, where do you like to walk about?

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